Iowa - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes
National Kidney Foundation of Iowa - The NKF of Iowa works to enrich the lives of kidney patients with
programs and services that educate, motivate, and meet the needs of patients and
their families. Financial assistance is available in the form of emergency
funding, prescription discounts, and scholarships. Other programs include:
- Medical Alert Jewelry - This program provides dialysis and transplant patients with medical jewelry
at no charge. Medical Alert Jewelry application forms are available at dialysis
and transplant units throughout our territory or click on the link below to
download the PDF form. Download the Medical Alert
Jewelry Order Form in PDF format.
- Summer Camp Scholarships - Grants are given to pediatric patients to cover travel costs and tuition for
summer camp. Camp
ChiMer in Missouri offers an opportunity for children on dialysis or who
have had a kidney transplant to experience summer camp just like everybody else.
For information on summer camp grants please contact our office.
- U.S. Transplant Games/Team Iowa - The U.S. Transplant Games is a four-day athletic competition among recipients of organ transplants. Competition in the U.S. Transplant Games is open to anyone who has received a lifesaving solid organ transplant: heart, liver, kidney, lung, and pancreas. Bone marrow recipients are also eligible to participate. As much as the Games is an athletic event that calls attention to the success of organ and tissue transplantation, it is also a celebration of life among recipients, their families, and friends. The National Kidney Foundation of Iowa sends a group of athletes to every U.S. Transplant Games. For information on how to join Team Iowa, contact us. View the official website of the U.S. Transplant
- Iowa Transplant Support Groups - Support Groups offer donor family members, as well as transplant recipients and their families, continual support regarding many aspects of organ/tissue
donation and transplantation. Currently there are ten support groups scattered
throughout Iowa in an attempt to be convenient to all who may wish to utilize
their services. In addition to discussing donation/transplantation issues, many
groups invite speakers to discuss general health care topics as well.
National Kidney Foundation of Iowa, Inc.
Mercy Medical Center
701 Tenth St. SE, #5618
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 369-4474 / (319) 369-4419 (Fax) / (800) 369-3619
FOR ALL MAIL:
P.O. Box 1364 Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
House of Mercy Medical Clinic
1409 Clark Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 643-6525; FAX: (515) 643-6555
Contact: Sarah Schoen, Clinic/School Social Worker; (515)
They try to assist with syringes,
test strips, and other diabetes supplies. They also refer diabetic patients on to specialists
and help bear the cost of referrals.