Kidney community emergency response (KCER) coalition
The National Kidney Foundation is a proud member of the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition.
The KCER Coalition strives to provide disaster preparedness resources to save lives, improve outcomes, empower patients and families, educate healthcare workers, build partnerships with stakeholders, promote readiness in the community, and support the ESRD Network Program.
For more information and Emergency and Disaster Planning resources visit the KCER website at: kcercoalition.com.
The toll-free KCER Emergency Hotline for patients and providers is: 866.901.3773.
Dialysis facilities or transplant centers
To find out if your dialysis center is opened or closed, call your dialysis organization's toll-free emergency number:
All dialysis centers including Independent Centers dialysisunits.com
Be prepared! Below you'll find useful resources on how to prepare for an emergency with kidney disease.
Patient identification cards
To make sure you have important information on-hand in case of an emergency, click here to download and fill out your ID card. Carry it with you at all times in your wallet or purse.
Weather and natural disasters
If you are a patient affected by a hurricane or natural disaster, and need assistance or are having difficulty contacting your dialysis clinic, please call the KCER Hotline: 866.901.3773.
Visit the KCER website for updates, support, and resources.
If you need help finding resources please contact NKF Cares: 1.855.653.2273.