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Resource Guide for Chronic Kidney Disease

RESOURCES

Address: 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016

Phone: (800) 622-9010

Internet address: http://www.kidney.org

Description of services provided: The National Kidney Foundation is a voluntary health organization that seeks to prevent kidney diseases, support people who have kidney diseases, and increase the availability of organs for transplantation. This site has information about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases and organ donation.

RESOURCES

Address: 3505 East Frontage Road, 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 is a national association of over 12,000 members. Its goal is to help people with kidney disease and their families deal with the physical, emotional, and social effects of the disease. This site offers access to Kidney Beginnings: The Magazine , a publication for people living with kidney disease. You'll also find information on subscribing to several electronic newsletters that cover kidney transplantation, dialysis, and news in government that affects people with kidney disease.

RESOURCES

Address: 3 Kidney Information Way Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: 1-866-4-KIDNEY (1-866-454-3639)

Internet address: http://www.nkdep.nih.gov/

Description of services provided: The goal of the National Kidney Disease Education Program, which was founded by the National Institutes of Health, is to reduce death and disability caused by kidney diseases. It focuses on people who are more likely to get kidney disease, especially African Americans with high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of kidney disease. This site provides information on how to speak with your family about kidney disease and on how to prevent kidney disease. It also offers videos, brochures, and fact sheets, which can be downloaded from the site.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Brian Randall
  • Review Date: 09/2012
  • Update Date: 09/10/2012