Hemodialysis (cont.)

Resources: Organizations That Can Help

American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 East Frontage Road Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-800-749-2257
Email: info@aakp.org
Internet: www.aakp.org

American Kidney Fund
6110 Executive Boulevard Suite 1010
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 1-800-638-8299 or 301-881-3052
Email: helpline@kidneyfund.org
Internet: www.kidneyfund.org

Life Options Rehabilitation Program c/o Medical Education Institute, Inc.
414 D'Onofrio Drive Suite 200
Madison, WI 53719
Phone: 1-800-468-7777 or 608-232-2333
Email: lifeoptions@MEIresearch.org
Internet: www.lifeoptions.org; www.kidneyschool.org

National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210
Internet: www.kidney.org

Additional Reading If you would like to learn more about kidney failure and its treatment, you may be interested in reading

AAKP Patient Plan
A series of booklets and newsletters that cover the different phases of learning about kidney failure, choosing a treatment, and adjusting to changes.
American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 East Frontage Road Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-800-749-2257
Email: info@aakp.org
Internet: www.aakp.org

Getting the Most From Your Treatment series
A series of brochures based on the National Kidney Foundation's Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-DOQI). Titles include What You Need to Know About Peritoneal Dialysis, What You Need to Know Before Starting Dialysis, and What You Need to Know About Anemia. Additional patient education brochures include information on diet, work, and exercise.
National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210
Internet: www.kidney.org

Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis and Kidney Transplant Services
Publication Number CMS-10128
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
TDD: 1-877-486-2048

You Can Live: Your Guide for Living with Kidney Failure
Publication Number CMS-02119
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227)
TDD: 1-877-486-2048

Newsletters and Magazines

Family Focus Newsletter (published quarterly)
National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1-800-622-9010 or 212-889-2210
Internet: www.kidney.org

For Patients Only (published six times a year)
ATTN: Subscription Department
18 East 41st Street 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017-6222

Renalife (published quarterly)
American Association of Kidney Patients
3505 East Frontage Road Suite 315
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: 1-800-749-2257
Email: info@aakp.org
Internet: www.aakp.org

Medically reviewed by Michael Wolff, MD; American Board of Urology

REFERENCE:

National Kidney and Urologic diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/3/2014

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