The National Kidney Foundation continues to provide leadership and support for patients following the disasters of August 2005 as a partner in a national coalition - the Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition - as well as serving as the chairman for the coalition's Communication Response Group and providing members for the Federal Response Group and Patient Assistance Response Group.
The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition is compiling a list of individuals who are interested in assisting in the event of a future emergency or disaster. This list will serve as a means to quickly identify volunteers. Registering as a volunteer does not necessarily mean that you will be called for every disaster that occurs. People will be called as needed. Please note that volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to the disaster area.
To take the first step to be a volunteer of this emergency preparedness network please click here.
The National Kidney Foundation is a principal authority in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Since its launch in 2003, NKF’s Kidney Learning System (KLS) provides comprehensive education about chronic kidney disease (CKD) to professionals in multiple disciplines and specialties and to patients across the continuum of care.
Visit www.KidneyDrugCoverage.org for timely, consistent, reliable, and up-to-date information about Medicare and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), specifically for kidney patients and the healthcare professionals involved in their care.
Living Donor Advocate listserv - This is a free email listserv (email discussion group) for hospital professionals whose job description includes being a "Living Donor Advocate" to potential and actual living donors. The purpose of the listserv is to allow Living Donor Advocates an effective tool to share best practices and resources with colleagues and peers.