by Michael Freeman
From the Editor: Mike Freeman is president of the Diabetes Action Network, the Federation's division for blind diabetics. He offers the following information on dialysis services for those who will need them at the national convention in Dallas this summer. Here is what he says:
During this year's annual convention in Dallas, dialysis will be available. People requiring dialysis must have their local servicing unit set up the desired location well in advance. The convention will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207. You can find dialysis units and directions for reaching them by calling the DialysisFinder hotline at (866) 889-6019 or by going to <www.dialysisfinder.com>.
The following units are located near the hotel:
Davita Dialysis: 8230 Elmbrook Drive, Dallas, Texas 75247; phone (214) 630-4180; 2.6 miles from the hotel.
Brookriver Dialysis: 8101 Brookriver Drive, Dallas, Texas 75247; phone (214) 951-7789; 2.7 miles from the hotel.
FMC Dallas South: 1150 N. Bishop, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75208; phone (214) 942-2900; 3.4 miles from the hotel.
This is not an exhaustive list. You can find many more dialysis facilities by calling the DialysisFinder telephone number or by looking at the DialysisFinder Website. Planning your dialysis in advance will enable you to enjoy the convention fully with a minimum of disruption.