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Resource Guide for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

American association of kidney patients

Address:

3505 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 315

Tampa, FL 33607

Phone:

1-800-749-2257

Internet address:

http://www.aakp.org

Description of services provided:

The American Association of Kidney Patients helps patients cope with the emotional, physical, and social effects of kidney failure. It has several local chapters in communities across the United States.

National institute of diabetes & digestive & kidney diseases

Address:

NIDDK, NIH

Building 31, Room 9A06

31 Center Drive, MSC 2560

Bethesda, MD 20892-2560

Internet address:

http://www2.niddk.nih.gov

Description of services provided:

This institute provides information about kidney disease and supports research into treatments for diabetes, kidney disease, and other serious conditions.

National kidney foundation

Address:

30 East 33rd St., Suite 1100

New York, NY 10016

Phone:

1-800-622-9010

Internet address:

http://www.kidney.org

Description of services provided:

The National Kidney Foundation provides information about kidney and urinary tract diseases. It seeks to prevent kidney diseases, improve the health of patients with kidney disease, and increase the number of organs available for transplant.

United network for organ sharing

Address:

PO Box 2484

Richmond, VA 23218

Phone:

(888) 894-6361 (patient information)

Internet address:

http://www.unos.org

Description of services provided:

With the mission to "advance organ availability and transplanting," the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) provides top news stories relating to research and policies, as well as in-depth data on organ donations and transplants dating back to 1986. On the "Resources" page, you'll find a link to publications, including fact sheets and patient brochures. You can also sign up for the organization's bimonthly magazine, which is free of charge to those in the US. The website contains an extensive list of links to related sites, library services, health calculators, and a glossary.



Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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