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At Home With Dialysis
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Listed below are a few organizations that can answer any questions you may have:

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, New York 10016
(212) 889-2210
Toll Free: 800-622-9010
Fax: (212) 779-0068
On the Web: www. Kidney.org

More than 20 million Americans have some form of kidney or urologic disease. Millions more are at risk. The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. Through its 52 affiliates nationwide, the Foundation conducts programs in research, professional education, patient and community services, public education and organ donation. The work of the National Kidney Foundation is funded by public donations.

There is a newsletter available to patients as well as families affected by kidney failure called the Family Focus. This newsletter is available through the NKF and contains valuable information in an easy to understand format. This newsletter is also free to patients and families.
If you are interested in receiving this newsletter simply contact the NKF.

American Kidney Fund
6110 Executive Boulevard
Suite 1010
Rockville, Maryland 20852
(301) 881-3052
Toll Free: 800-638-8299
Fax: (301) 881-0898
On the Web: www.akfinc.com

The American Kidney Fund is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the daily lives of people with chronic disease. The AKF?rimary goal is to relieve the often-staggering financial burden associated with chronic kidney failure through our Patient Aid Programs. There are numerous programs set up by the AKF to help patients and families to better understand their disease.
Programs which include: The American Kidney Fund Public Information Services which tries to inform people about the treatment and prevention of kidney disease and the great need for organ donors.
The AKF Help line (1-800-638-8299) is a toll free line set up to respond to questions from kidney patients, their families and the general public. The HELPLINE provides information and referral services and fills requests for educational brochures. The AKF Professional Education activities provide practical tools for health care professionals in nephrology to improve the care of chronic kidney patients.

The AKF has many useful brochures as well as many programs designed to answer your questions. Fund Raising Activities support all of AKF?rograms. Please contact them and see how you can help.


American Association of Kidney Patients
100 South Ashley Drive
Suite 280
Tampa, FL 33602
Toll Free: 800-749-2257
Fax: (813) 223-0001
On the Web: www.aakp.org

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), formerly The National Association of Patients on Hemodialysis and Transplantation (NAPHT), was founded in 1969 to promote the interests and quality of life of kidney patients. Educational efforts are aimed at patient and public understanding of kidney disease, care, and rehabilitation. In addition to information services, AAKP conducts mutual support groups, encourages organ donation, and represents the interests of patients to public agencies. There are 26 local self-help chapters.

The AAKP publications include a quarterly magazine, NA-K Phos Counter, Americans with Disabilities brouchure and a blood chemistry sheet. When Your Kidneys Fail- options brochure, AAKP Advisory ??e risk of Inadequate Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis ?? it the Right Choice for ME, and an iron brochure. All of theses publications are available to you, simply contact the AAKP.