Braille Monitor                                                           April 2007

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Dialysis at National Convention

by Ed Bryant

During this year's annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Atlanta, Saturday, June 30 to Friday, July 6, dialysis will be available. Individuals requiring dialysis must have a transient patient packet and physician's statement filled out prior to treatment. Conventioneers must have their unit contact the desired location in the Atlanta area for instructions well in advance. The convention headquarters will be in the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

You can find dialysis units and how to reach them by going to <www.dialysisfinder.com>. Greater Atlanta has many centers, but the area is quite large, so early reservation is strongly recommended. Here are some dialysis locations. All of these are less then one mile from the headquarters hotel:

Please remember to schedule dialysis treatments early to ensure space. See you in Atlanta.

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