ASN supports Hurricane Harvey kidney patient relief efforts

By ASN Staff

To provide a continuity of care for displaced kidney dialysis patients in need of treatment in the Texas areas affected by the storm, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is joining efforts by the American Kidney Fund (AKF) and the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) coalition.

ASN is donating $10,000 to the relief efforts for dialysis patients coordinated by AKF which will go to helping replace medication, provide transportation to dialysis treatment, and cover household and food essentials.

“No time is more important than an emergency for the entire kidney community to come to the aid of our patients,” said ASN President Elenor D. Lederer, MD, FASN. “I commend the first responders, emergency response teams, and kidney health professionals in the affected areas for their efforts to protect dialysis patients.”

ASN encourages members who want to support efforts to deliver crucial emergency assistance to dialysis patients to join the society in contributing to the AKF’s Disaster Relief Program by visiting http://www.kidneyfund.org/.

To learn more and find ASN press contact information, please read the full press release.

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To provide a continuity of care for displaced kidney dialysis patients in need of treatment in the Texas areas affected by the storm, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is joining efforts by the American Kidney Fund (AKF) and the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) coalition.

ASN is donating $10,000 to the relief efforts for dialysis patients coordinated by AKF which will go to helping replace medication, provide transportation to dialysis treatment, and cover household and food essentials.

“No time is more important than an emergency for the entire kidney community to come to the aid of our patients,” said ASN President Elenor D. Lederer, MD, FASN. “I commend the first responders, emergency response teams, and kidney health professionals in the affected areas for their efforts to protect dialysis patients.”

ASN encourages members who want to support efforts to deliver crucial emergency assistance to dialysis patients to join the society in contributing to the AKF’s Disaster Relief Program by visiting http://www.kidneyfund.org/.

To learn more and find ASN press contact information, please read the full press release.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017