The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is a
national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for
kidney patients. The organization strives to educate and improve
the health and well-being of chronic kidney disease (CKD)
patients, those on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and
The National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) website
contains a wealth of information and includes an
A to Z Health Guide.
www.nkdep.nih.gov NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institutes of
Health, designed to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by
kidney disease and its complications. NKDEP strives to raise
awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance
of testing those at high risk
(those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history
of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent
or slow kidney disease.
The mission of Network 8 is to facilitate the continuous
improvement of area ESRD health care systems through data
analysis, quality management and rehabilitation initiatives,
special studies, patient involvement and community outreach.
The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency coordinates the
recovery of human organs and tissue for transplantation by
working with and providing education to medical professionals,
donor families and the people of Mississippi.
To assist with travel plans for dialysis patients, Dialysis
Finder allows you to locate dialysis centers anywhere in the
All Mississippi residents are eligible to get pharmacy
discounts through this program. The program can be used to
supplement most health insurance plans. It can also be used as
a Medicare Part D supplement by providing discounts on
non-covered drugs. There are no enrollment forms, no age or
income requirements, no waiting periods, no eligibility
required, no exclusions, covers pre-existing conditions, no
claim forms to file, no annual or lifetime limits. You can
save up to 75% on your medications (average savings are
roughly 30%)! The program includes discounts on brand and
generic medications, open formulary so that all medications
are eligible for discounts. The Discount Prescription Card is
pre-activated and accepted at over 56,000 pharmacies around
the country including most major chains.