Our Mission

Kalamazoo Area Renal Support Group (KARSG) is a member run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  We provide support and empowerment to people in various stages of Chronic Kidney Disease, and their caregivers.  Through our shared experiences and continuing education our goal is, that our members will realize a high quality of life.


Our Goals:

  • Empowerment of our members, family, friends and our fellow patients
  • Education on issues important to the group in regards to renal failure, dialysis and transplantation
  • Increase membership and maintain longevity
  • Improve quality of life


We Know:

  • the impact Dialysis has on families
  • the fears of dying, suffering and pain
  • the life-changing experience that Dialysis brings to mind, body and spirit
  • what it’s really like to live with Dialysis