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American Association of Kidney Patients

Address:
14440 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33613
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 and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Address:
NIDDK, NIH
Building 31, Room 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
Phone:
1-800-860-8747
Internet Address:
https://www.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 Street
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:
700 North 4th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone:
1-804-782-4800
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. The site resources include publications, 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.
Last reviewed January 2017 by Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
Last Updated: 5/20/2015

 

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