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The Biliary Tree. A monthly newsletter especially for families of children born with biliary atresia. The two women who created the newsletter, both mothers of children with biliary atresia, hope to help other families by sharing the experience, knowledge and resources they have acquired. For more information, write to The Biliary Tree, 3835 Richmond Avenue, Box 190, Staten Island, NY 10312.
BMT Newsletter. A free publication for bone marrow transplant patients, survivors, and their families. To subscribe, write to BMT Newsletter, 1985 Spruce Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035 708-831-1913.
ENCORE: Another Chance for Life. Published quarterly by CHRONIMED Publishing Inc., this quarterly magazine takes a broad look at issues surrounding organ transplantation and includes personal stories. Articles from a recent issue included "CMV: The Silent Epidemic" and "Pregnancy After Transplant: Is It Safe?" Regular features include nutrition and exercise columns. To subscribe, write to CHRONIMED Pharmacy, PO Box 59032, Minneapolis, MN 55459-9686. Telephone 800-888-5753. [This publication is free to Chronimed customers and is $12.95/year (4 issues) for others; 2 years (8 issues) $23.90; and 3 years (12 issues) $32.85.]
Family Focus. Published by the National Kidney Foundation, this free, quarterly newspaper is directed at renal patients and their families. It often contains articles about transplantation, as well as medical news updates, human interest stories, and articles about nutrition and exercise for renal patients. To subscribe, write or call The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 E. 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, 800-622-9010.
The Kidney Chronicle. The Florida Kidney Center publishes this quarterly newsletter that is available free to anyone interested. As you might expect, articles are geared to patients with kidney disease. Topics include related medical problems, medications, research and new treatments, diet, and personal stories. To subscribe, write to Jacqueline Weder at the Florida Kidney Center, 4850 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 246, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313.
Lifecare Journal Published quarterly for transplant candidates, recipients, families and friends. Available at http://linkdirect.com/hmi/table.html To subscribe by mail call 800-927-4643 or send e-mail: email@example.com.
Lifelines. The bi-monthly newsletter of TRIO International covers items of interest to all transplant patients, their families, medical professionals and donor families. Of particular interest are items relating to developments in transplantation and national issues regarding legislation and funding. The publication is free to all members of TRIO. Call 202-293-0980 or (800) TRIO-386 outside the metropolitan area for further information.
LifeTlMES. Published by Stadtlanders Pharmacy, this quarterly magazine focuses on a variety of health-care issues, including those related to transplantation. You can subscribe by writing to Stadtlanders, Attn: Marketing Department, 600 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15235-5810. Telephone 800-238-7828. (This is a free publication available to all, not just customers of Stadtlanders.) http://www.stadtlander.com/transplant/#resource
Nephrology News & Issues. Published monthly as a paper magazine. As of early 1996 planned to be on the web. http://nephnews.com/
Prescription Plus. Published by Homecare Management, Inc. (HMI), this is a free, quarterly newsletter for transplant candidates, recipients, families, and friends. The newsletter includes educational articles, feature stories, and commentaries of interest to members of the transplant community. To subscribe, write to Catherine Hirsch, Homecare Management, Inc.. 80 Air Park Drive. Ronkonkoma. NY 11779.
Procure! Published by Witherspoon Marketing Group. This eight-page monthly newsletter focuses on successful communication strategies for minority organ donation. A one year subscription is $198.00. Witherspoon Marketing Group, Multicultural Organ Donor Programs and Publications, 601 S LaSalle, Suite 640, Chicago, IL 60605. Telephone 312-360-9540, FAX: 312-360-9543 and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Progress Notes. Published by The Partnership for Organ Donation, this free quarterly newsletter provides information on the Partnership's efforts to increase organ donation. To subscribe, call or write to The Partnership for Organ Donation, One International Place, Boston, MA 02110, 617-330-8650.
Renalife. Published three times a year by the American Association of Kidney Patients. It provides articles, news items, and information of interest to kidney patients and their families, individuals, and organizations in the renal health care field.
The AAKP Renalife is distributed free to its membership. Contact your local office or the national address at:
RenalGram. A quarterly newsletter of the Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association (KTDA), topics range from educational articles for dialysis patients to book reviews and a calendar of events. To subscribe, write to Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association, Inc., PO Box 1352 GMF, Boston, MA 02205.
Talk It Over. Edited by Constance Kelley, a liver transplant recipient, this bi-monthly newsletter is a "support group by mail." Transplant patients, family members, and members of the medical community share their experiences. Reader participation is encouraged, because this is a vehicle designed for "members" to tell others their stories as well as ask and answer questions. All letters are published anonymously, so it is a comfortable forum for opening up. The subscription fee is $12 per year. Send your check (payable to Constance L. Kelley) along with your name and address to: Constance L. Kelley, Transplant Recipient Communications, PO Box 134. Ashland. MA 01721.
Transplant Chronicles. Published by The National Kidney Foundation, this quarterly publication presents articles on issues, events, humor and human nature related to transplantation. Supported by a grant from Stadtlanders, Transplant Chronicles' scope encompasses all types of organ transplants. To order, call The National Kidney Foundation at 800-622-9010 / 212-889-2210 or write them at 30 E. 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. (There is no charge for this publication.)
The Transplant News. Published twice-monthly by Jim Warren, Transplant Communications Inc., this newsletter reports on current events in the field of transplantation. The service is also available online on Predicasts and on NewsNet. Mail subscription rates are $311/year (US and Canada); $371 US/year (overseas)(1996 prices). For more information, contact the business office at 1100 17th St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 (202-775-9008). The editorial office is currently located at 2030 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22201 800-689-4262 / 703-525-4262. FAX: 703-525-3992, e-mail: email@example.com
Transplant Pharmacy Newsletter. Published quarterly, for transplant pharmacy professionals. Editor: Kathleen D. Lake, Pharm. D., BCPS. 612-863-3620
UNOS UPDATE. Edited by Ester Benson. Published monthly. Contact UNOS Update, P.O. Box 13770, Richmond, VA 23225-8770 Telephone 804-330-8561. Provides current articles of interest and statistics to the transplant community. Pre-transplant patients are generally concerned with survivability statistics and other statistical data included monthly.
Upbeat. Edited by Don Marshall, a heart transplant recipient, this newsletter is packed full of current events in the transplant arena. Editor Marshall seems to have access to all the major wire services and compiles interesting and informative articles into his 6-page monthly newsletter. While purported to be targeted at thoracic transplant recipients, much (if not most) of the material applies to transplantation in general. As a bonus, Marshall incorporates some wonderful touches of humor in Upbeat. His subscription policy is to urge a donation of $10.00 per year, or more, from transplant recipients, if it is not a burden. From all others, the donation is specifically requested. Make your check payable to Don Marshall, and send it, along with your name and address, to PO Box 482, Mathews, VA 23109-0482. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vital Link by Donor Network of Arizona, is published quarterly. Available
by mail or Website. http://www.medicalnews.com/nephrology/index.html
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