by Mike Freeman
From the Editor: Mike Freeman is president of the Diabetes Action Network. In the following article he lists the facilities near our convention hotel that can provide dialysis to those who need the service. Arrangements should be made soon, so here is the information:
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 (610) 722-6019 if calling from outside the United States or by looking at the website <www.dialysisfinder.com>, which is quite accessible.
Here are a few dialysis units located near the Hilton Anatole Hotel:
FMC-Swiss Avenue: 2613 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204; Phone (214) 827-9854; 1.85 miles from the hotel
Children’s Medical Center Dallas Dialysis Unit: 1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas, Texas 75235; Phone (214) 456-2780; 1.87 miles from the hotel
FMC Dallas South: 1150 N. Bishop, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75208; phone (214) 942-2900; 1.99 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.