A disaster is an event that can result in significant harm to lives and/or property, as well as disruption in daily activities. For the people living with a transplant, planning for emergencies and disasters can be the difference between life and death. Transplant patients must take special preparedness measures to ensure their own health and safety during and after disasters.
In the event of a disaster, Nebraska Medicine will utilize various methods to communicate information that you may need to know.
To find information about Nebraska Medicine Transplant Center, refer to the following sites:
- Transplant Center
- Facebook - Nebraska Medicine
- Twitter - Nebraska Medicine
- Call 1-800-401-4444 or 402-559-5000 for recorded information
In case of medical emergency, please call 911.
In the event you are unable to reach the Transplant Center, please contact your local physician, hospital or medical office.
To Help You Prepare for a Potential Disaster, see the attachments and websites below:
- Health form for kidney and/or pancreas transplant
- Health form for liver and/or intestinal transplant
- Disaster Preparation Checklist
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website: General information on making an emergency plan, an emergency kit and for disaster specific information. Examples include: Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information to Get Ready (English & Spanish)
- Building and maintaining an emergency kit - recommended supplies list
- Family emergency plans
- Information for seniors (English & Spanish)
- Information for pet owners (English & Spanish)
- Information for people with disabilities (English & Spanish)
National Kidney Foundation: Emergency Plans for People with Kidney Disease
Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER): Kidney specific resources for emergency planning and response for patient and providers, including:
- Patient Hotline and information
- Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for Chronic Dialysis Facilities
- Contacting local emergency management - guidance, forms, and template letters
- Nutrition planning for dialysis patients in a disaster
OPTN/UNOS Patient Services 1-888-894-6361