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Resource Guide for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

RESOURCES

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.

RESOURCES

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.

RESOURCES

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.

RESOURCES

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.

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