Welcome to the Patients section of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland web site. Here you will find information about Chronic Kidney Disease, dialysis and much more.
Free Medical ID Jewelry for Dialysis and Transplant Patients
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland offers free medical ID jewelry (stainless-steel bracelet or necklace) for all patients. The social worker at any dialysis or transplant center can assist in obtaining the medical jewelry by completing a three-part application, including the following information along with the patient's name, address and unit.
Choice of: Bracelet or necklace
Front of Jewelry: Hemodialysis or Peritoneal dialysis or Transplant
Listing of any allergies
Back of Jewelry: Patient's name
The jewelry company will forward the bracelet or necklace to the dialysis or transplant center for distribution to its patients.
Contact the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland at
410-494-8545 for more information.
The New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Benefit (Medicare Part D)
Visit www.KidneyDrugCoverage.org for timely, consistent, reliable, and up-to-date information about Medicare and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), specifically for kidney patients and the healthcare professionals involved in their care.
People Like Us
People Like Us is a growing movement to empower, educate and enable people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), transplant recipients, donors and family members to become effective advocates on issues related to their health.