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Disaster Preparedness Planning for Dialysis Dependent Individuals

Dialysis and kidney transplant patients must take special preparedness measures to ensure their own health and safety during and after disasters. A disaster is an event that can result in significant harm to lives and/or property, as well as disruption in daily activities. In an emergency, patients should:
 
  • Stay in contact with their dialysis provider or transplant provider
  • Begin the 3-Day Emergency Renal Diet (not a substitute for dialysis)
  • Know how to reach their Physician and Nephrologist
  • Tune into media reports on the emergency updates (via radio, television, social media)
  • Know how to contact their local emergency management office for specific information

Resources for Dialysis Dependent Patients

Patient Hotlines

  • DaVita: 800-400-8331
  • Fresenius: 800-626-1297
  • DCI Donor Hotline/Transient Patients: 800-969-4438
  • DSI: 877-374-3375
  •  ARA: 888-880-6867
  • RAI: 800-403-2530

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  • This page last reviewed: February 25, 2016