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Emergency Grants

To be eligible for Emergency Assistance Grants, kidney patients need to contact The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area or see their social worker within their dialysis clinic. All applications for assistance can be obtained from either source.

Medical Alert Tags

All patients within the greater Chattanooga area are provided an Medical ID tag free of charge. These tags can either be in the form of a necklace or bracelet. For more information, please contact The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area or ask your social worker in your clinic.

Patient Education

Multi-faceted patient education programs are continually developed and broadened. Patient education materials are provided along with programs.


Emergency transportation is provided to kidney patients whose normal means of transportation becomes unavailable or who have an extra burden because of necessity of regular trips to dialysis.

Kidney Facts

More Than 20 million Americans of all ages and races, from all walks of life suffer from kidney and urinary tract related diseases.

Approximately 230,000 Americans suffering from chronic renal diseases depended on an artificial kidney machine to stay alive.

More than 12,500 patients received a kidney transplant yearly. Today nearly 45,000 are waiting because of lack of suitable donors.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate problems) affects 50 percent of men by age 50 and more than 80 percent of men by age 80.

Currently, some 400,000 Americans are hospitalized each year for kidney stones.

Kidney and urinary tract diseases are one of the major causes of work loss among men and women with approximately 10% of America's out-patient visits resulting from such problems.

One of every five people on dialysis might not be if they had followed their doctor's orders for treatment of high blood pressure.

Diabetes is the cause in 40 percent of all new cases of kidney failure.

Transplantation Success Rates

90% success rate for transplants involving a living related donor.

85% success rate for cadaverous grafts after two years from transplant.

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