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.
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
Address: NIDDK, NIH Building 31, Room 9A06 31 Center Drive, MSC 2560 Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
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.
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.
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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