• Resource Guide for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

    RESOURCES

    Address:3505 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 315Tampa, 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 affects of kidney failure. It has several local chapters in communities across the United States.

    RESOURCES

    Address:NIDDK, NIHBuilding 31, Room 9A0631 Center Drive, MSC 2560Bethesda, 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.

    RESOURCES

    Address:30 East 33rd St., Suite 1100New 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.

    RESOURCES

    Address:PO Box 2484Richmond, 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 indepth 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.

    Revision Information

    • Reviewer: Brian Randall
    • Review Date: 09/2012
    • Update Date: 00/91/2012
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