Navigation Links
American Kidney Fund Issues Appeal for Disaster Relief Contributions
Date:9/17/2008

The American Kidney Fund today issued an urgent appeal for contributions for disaster relief to help dialysis patients who have been affected by Hurricane Ike.

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 17, 2008 -- The American Kidney Fund today issued an urgent appeal for contributions for disaster relief to help dialysis patients who have been affected by Hurricane Ike.

The American Kidney Fund's Disaster Relief Program has been providing emergency assistance to dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Gustav, and also has been helping patients who were affected by flooding in other areas of the country.

"As a result of these efforts, the American Kidney Fund's Disaster Relief Program is extremely low on funding and may not be able to accommodate all new requests for help unless additional donations arrive," said LaVarne A. Burton, President and CEO of the American Kidney Fund.

More than 80 dialysis centers remain closed after Hurricane Ike. Patients who have been displaced by the storm are receiving dialysis in other locations. The American Kidney Fund's Disaster Relief Program is a rapid-response system that provides emergency assistance in the form of block grants to local dialysis centers when a disaster such as Hurricane Ike strikes a community. Dialysis centers then distribute the funds to help their patients replace medications, food and household items and pay for essentials, such as transportation to dialysis if they have been temporarily evacuated.

"The situation in the region is very serious, and we anticipate receiving a high volume of requests for disaster assistance in the coming weeks," said Burton. "We hope to address these vital patient needs through the generosity of public contributions."

The American Kidney Fund has been providing disaster assistance to dialysis patients for many years. The program's largest effort occurred after Hurricane Katrina, when more than 5,100 Gulf Coast dialysis patients in 12 states received emergency assistance totaling over $260,000 from the American Kidney Fund, thanks to generous donations from the general public and corporations.

Anyone wishing to contribute to disaster relief for dialysis patients may visit www.kidneyfund.org to make an online contribution. In addition, contributions are accepted via telephone at 1-800-638-8299. Checks may be mailed to American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852. Please indicate in the memo line that the contribution is for disaster relief.

The American Kidney Fund is the nation's No. 1 source of treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients and a leader in providing health education to people with or at risk for kidney disease. In 2007, the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related grants to 68,000 kidney patients totaling more than $100 million. The American Kidney Fund reaches tens of thousands of individuals each year with information about kidney health; operates a kidney disease screening program in high-risk communities; and maintains a toll-free HelpLine (866-300-2900) which provides education about kidney disease. The American Kidney Fund is a six-time recipient of the highest "Four Star" rating from Charity Navigator; holds an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy; adheres to the National Health Council Standards of Excellence; and is a member of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. For more information, visit www.kidneyfund.org.

Contact:
Tamara Ruggiero
301-984-6657

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/09/prweb1344154.htm


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
10. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Kidney Fund Issues Appeal for Disaster Relief Contributions 
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... May 20, 2017 , ... ... designs created specifically for use in Final Cut Pro X. The business-oriented elements ... productions. Pixel Film Studios’ ProParagraph Corporate will deliver a professional and distinguished look ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... ... Florida Pain Relief Group, a division of Physician Partners of America (PPOA), is ... Melbourne, on Monday, May 22. Initially the clinic will be supervised by Physician Partners ... 23 pain management clinics in Florida and the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas metro area, and ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... Houston,Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 21, 2017 , ... ... but if it's been longer than six months since you've seen a dentist, ... dentist twice per year and getting x-rays once per year. , Dental checkups ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... ... in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr., airing fourth quarter ... the distributor of a clean, organic dietary supplement made from naturally occurring ingredients. ...
(Date:5/19/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 19, 2017 , ... The ... consulting to families and entrepreneurs throughout the California Central Valley, is announcing a joint ... of raising community support for a local kid’s camp event. , The Boys and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... May 4, 2017  Fortuna Fix Inc. (" Fortuna ... the first to eliminate the need for embryonic and fetal ... treat neurodegenerative diseases. Fortuna announced today ... Michael Fehlings , MD, PhD; Father Kevin FitzGerald ... MPH; and Professor James Giordano , PhD. ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global ... solutions, today announced that it is teaming up with ... Limited to lower diabetes healthcare costs in ... which is available throughout all provinces and territories in ... eligible for additional savings when shopping for Dario supplies ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... 2017  Kalorama Information notes that transplant diagnostics ... year and this is projected to continue to ... (HSCT) or bone marrow transplants require histocompatibility between ... for this task. This according to a new ... The various PCR-based methodologies, Sanger sequencing and NGS ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: