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Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) Website

The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition website provides education, tools, and resources related to emergency planning, including mental health resources and information about, and for, community partners.

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Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) Website - Spanish

This area of the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition website provides Spanish language education, tools, and resources related to emergency planning, including mental health resources and information about, and for, community partners.

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KCER Watch

This monthly newsletter highlights the top and trending topics in emergency preparedness and safety for ESRD patients and providers.

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Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier. This CMS guide includes information including, how to prepare for an emergency, how to disinfect water, and a list of helpful contacts for more information.

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Getting Medical Care and Prescription Drugs in a Disaster or Emergency Area

If you live in an area that's been declared an emergency or disaster, the usual rules for your medical care may change for a short time. Learn more here.

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Save A Life: ESRD Fact Sheet for Emergency Preparedness

Kidney failure, often called End Stage Renal Disease or “ESRD,” is a life-threatening condition. Individuals with kidney failure require either medications to prevent rejection of a transplanted kidney, or, if they have not received a transplant, regular repeated dialysis treatments to clean the blood supply as frequently as three to four times a week. Missing even a few treatments can result in severe illness or even death for an individual with kidney failure needing dialysis.

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Radiation: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Radioactive contamination and radiation exposure could occur if radioactive materials are released into the environment as the result of an accident, an event in nature, or an act of terrorism. Such a release could expose people and contaminate their surroundings and personal property.

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National Disaster Distress Hotline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This page provides information on this service including brochures, wallet cards, and disaster kits for download.

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Patient Car Placard

This car placard can be used by dialysis and transplant patients to identify their vehicles to emergency responders and others during a disaster.

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Transplant Patient ID Cards

Type patient information into this ID card template and print locally for patient identification during an emergency.

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Dialysis Patient ID Cards

Type patient information into this ID card template and print locally for patient identification during an emergency.

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