Resource Guide for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
American Association of Kidney Patients
14440 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33613
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
Building 31, Room 9A06
31 Center Drive, MSC 2560
Bethesda, MD 20892-2560
This institute provides information about kidney disease and supports research into treatments for diabetes, kidney disease, and other serious conditions.
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
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
700 North 4th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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.
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