Join the conversation on Hurricane Harvey

By ASN Staff

To join the conversation on the affects of Hurricane Harvey on dialysis and kidney care, please sign in and see the "Supporting our Texas Colleagues" forum on ASN Communities. Share your experience and knowledge with peers. Additionally, phone numbers and locations in Texas that can currently accept dialysis patients are being posted in the forum.

Read comments from Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, via the Washington Examiner:

"Harvey wreaks havoc for dialysis patients: People don’t often think about dialysis during a natural disaster, especially ahead of needs such as food, water and shelter. But Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price noted that access to dialysis is a major issue that the federal government is working on in response to flooding from Harvey. “Folks require dialysis — usually if they have a renal failure — twice a week, usually Monday-Thursday, Tuesday-Friday,” Price said Tuesday aboard Air Force One as it headed back to Washington from Texas. “So we're in a time period now when folks were dialyzed last week. Their dialysis time comes back up and they may not have had the facility available to them.” Price said that by working with companies that provide the dialysis, rescue workers have been able to move people to places that can accommodate them."

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To join the conversation on the affects of Hurricane Harvey on dialysis and kidney care, please sign in and see the "Supporting our Texas Colleagues" forum on ASN Communities. Share your experience and knowledge with peers. Additionally, phone numbers and locations in Texas that can currently accept dialysis patients are being posted in the forum.

Read comments from Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, via the Washington Examiner:

"Harvey wreaks havoc for dialysis patients: People don’t often think about dialysis during a natural disaster, especially ahead of needs such as food, water and shelter. But Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price noted that access to dialysis is a major issue that the federal government is working on in response to flooding from Harvey. “Folks require dialysis — usually if they have a renal failure — twice a week, usually Monday-Thursday, Tuesday-Friday,” Price said Tuesday aboard Air Force One as it headed back to Washington from Texas. “So we're in a time period now when folks were dialyzed last week. Their dialysis time comes back up and they may not have had the facility available to them.” Price said that by working with companies that provide the dialysis, rescue workers have been able to move people to places that can accommodate them."

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Thursday, August 31, 2017