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About Us

The Kidney Resource Network is a nonprofit organization located in Central Texas in the city of Killeen that provides education and assists with State and local resources to kidney disease patients and their families in the Killeen, Fort Hood, and Harker Heights areas.  Kidney Resource Network aims to not only reach current chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, but those who are battling hypertension and diabetes, the two leading causes of kidney disease.

We aim to:

  1. Connect patients and their families to necessary resources;

  2. Establish social and support groups and activities;

  3. Provide basic education and address knowledge gaps regarding prevention and managing kidney disease, dialysis, and transplants;

  4. Organize and participate in food drives, kidney donor events, and other community events; and

  5. Have subject matter experts in the community (doctors, nurses, technicians, dietitians, social workers, transplant center and dialysis professionals, etc.) provide timely information so patients and their families can understand how to better manage kidney disease.

Executive Director


At age twenty-nine, Davonna Green learned she had polycystic disease, a genetic disorder that would eventually cause her kidneys to fail over time.  During the 23 years of managing her disease, she has experienced many infections, hospital stays, a failed kidney transplant, removal of a kidney, and dialysis.  Her experience in the kidney health community has been wrecked with a lack of timely and relevant kidney health information and resources, misinformation, dismissive treatment by healthcare providers, feelings of helplessness, frustration, and struggles with her mental health due to this condition.

Connecting with other kidney patients, she discovered that her experiences are common among kidney patients.  Many patients like herself discovered that if they had been given adequate and timely information, the disease may not have advanced to ESRD, or that they could have even avoided CKD in the first place.  She also discovered that patients are struggling with tangible resources like healthy food, medications, and transportation to and from dialysis, pre-and post-transplant, and other important appointments.  The City of Killeen does not have adequate resources available to serve all kidney patients; however, many of these resources are available to patients and their families in some way.  Unfortunately, patients are not aware of them and have not been informed.  This inspired her to start Kidney Resource Network.  While she is currently on dialysis and listed on several kidney transplant lists for a second time, it is important to her that patients and their families are able to make informed decisions regarding management of kidney disease.  It is also vital that others are aware that lifestyle diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, are the leading causes of CKD.  These silent killers can be managed and it is possible to avoid progression to kidney failure altogether.

Mrs. Green and her husband, Ricky, have joined forces in her fight with ESRD and is her biggest advocate.  He has had to fight for her to receive adequate care during the journey.  Although he is an advocate because he loves her and would not have it any other way, she is very aware that being an advocate can be emotionally, physically, and mentally draining.  This is why Kidney Resource Network is also a safe place for the families and caretakers of those fighting chronic kidney disease.


"Texas normally has the largest number of ESRD patients amount all the states with more than 70,000 ESRD patients."

- Texas Health & Human Services Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force

Our Mission

Our Mission

We will strive diligently to build a relationship with kidney patients and their families where they trust Kidney Resource Network to provide helpful and important information to assist them in better management of chronic kidney disease and the prevention of end-stage kidney disease.


Our Vision

Kidney Resource Network believes education and essential resources gives every kidney patient the ability to live a healthier and more productive life.

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