South Carolina Flooding Closes 9(?) Dialysis Units (according to The Nephron Information Center) Editor's note: There is no "go to" source of updated and current information for dialysis patients or professionals during disasters. The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) web site has no information. The ESRD Network for the Carolinas has no information.
Information hoarding during disasters is the exact opposite of what dialysis patients and their families need. Unfortunately, information and patient hoarding does allow large dialysis providers to control patients, especially those without private health insurance. Why do patient groups accept this?
KCER does minimal work, its mistakes and bad policies are hidden from the public, and only positive publicity about KCER and corporations appears later.