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Resource Guide for End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

The health information in this Health Library is provided by a third party. Parkridge Health System does not in any way create the content of this information. It is provided solely for informational purposes. It does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for proper medical care provided by a physician. Always consult with your doctor for appropriate examinations, treatment, testing, and care recommendations. Do not rely on information on this site as a tool for self-diagnosis. If you have a medical emergency, call 911.