Be Prepared - Emergency Preparation

Ready America

Ready America is a national campaign designed to educate and help Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters (paginas en Espanol). It promotes:

1. Creating an emergency supply kit.

2. Having a family plan.

3. Staying informed.


Get Involved! Locate Your Local Preparedness Programs

Visit Citizen Corps and find a local preparedness program near you by entering your ZIP code and search for local Citizen Corps Councils, Community Emergency Response Teams, Medical Reserve Corps, Fire Corps and Neighborhood Watch programs.


Manuals for Dialysis Patients

The following resources are designed to meet the special needs of dialysis patients and their families in preparing for emergency situations.



CMS Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis [PDF, 146KB]

CMS Spanish version Preparese para Emergencias: Una guia para personas en dialisis [PDF, 1.6MB]

Planning for Natural Disasters (NKF) [PDF, 2.23MB]

Guide for Dialysis & Transplant Patients (Network 14) [PDF, 424KB]
Also available in Spanish [PDF, 424KB]

Emergency Preparedness Guide: A Resource for ESRD Patients (Network 11) [PDF, 570KB]



Emergency Meal Planning (an NKF fact sheet)

Emergency Meal Planning for Diabetics (an NKF fact sheet)

Get Ready (KCER patient handout) [PDF, 117KB]


Audio Presentations

Preparing for Disasters and Other Types of Emergencies: Information for Transplant Recipients (NKF Coffee House Conversations audio presentation)

Get Ready for an Emergency (NKF Coffee House Conversations audio presentation)


Other Links

Infection Control for Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Patients


Unit Closings

A local emergency or disaster may cause local dialysis facilities to close. Make sure you know your facility emergency plan and where you can go to receive dialysis. Be sure to have the facility contact information including its parent or corporate headquarters. Contact the ESRD Network office for your area for more information.

To find out if a dialysis is opened or closed.

  • Visit the Nephron Information Center site for information on unit closings (click on the "closed" box as a part of your search criteria).
  • If your unit is part of a large dialysis corporation, call their toll free emergency number:

    Davita — 1-800-400-8331

    FMCNA (Fresenius) — 1-800-626-1297

    Dialysis Clinic Inc. — 1-800-969-4438 or 615-327-3061




Last updated on: August 21, 2014

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