24-hour hotline for Hilton Head dialysis patients affected by hurricane

(Fresenius Medical Care North America Facebook page)

Fresenius Kidney Care has a 24-hour toll-free emergency hotline for dialysis patients in Hilton Head affected by Hurricane Florence.

All patients in need of help arranging treatment can call 1-800-626-1297, regardless of your dialysis provider.

These patients, who require dialysis treatment every two to three days to stay alive and healthy, are among the most vulnerable during a disaster.

Officials from Fresenius Medical Care said the impact spans an estimated 24,000 patients, 7,000 Fresenius Kidney Care employees and 340 Fresenius Kidney Care clinics across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Fresenius Kidney Care said they provide each of their patients' with an emergency kit before the storm so they're prepared and able to obtain dialysis regardless of the circumstances.

You can find what they said you need in that kit here.

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