Emergency Preparedness

Kidney patients preparing for emergencies

You as a dialysis or transplant patient need no interruptions in your life-sustaining treatments and medications. Therefore, it is vital that you are prepared in the event of an emergency. The contact information and resources below are provided to help you and others deal quickly with any likely emergency.

 

Resources to help you prepare for an emergency

Emergency Preparedness Guide: brochure outlines emergency supplies, diet, and contacts

FDA Drug Recalls and Alerts: website provides timely information on any concerns with drugs and medical equipment

Identifying Recalled Products: video explains what to do if you think you may have a recalled product

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event: mental health resources from the Centers for Disease Control

 

Telephone Hotlines and Information                            

  • DaVita: 800-400-8331
  • Fresenius (FMC): 800-626-1297
  • Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI): 866-424-1990
  • American Renal Associates (ARA): 888-880-6867
  • National Kidney Foundation (NKF): 888-33-KIDNEY (888-335-4363)
  • American Kidney Fund (AKF): 866-300-2900
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585

In the event of an emergency or disaster, you will want to determine both the "open" or "closed" status of dialysis facilities in the affected area and what services they are providing. You may also need a map showing the nearest open facility.  For this crucial information, go to http://dialysisunits.com.