DaVita is one of the leading dialysis care centers in the United States that provides kidney care services and education for patients with chronic kidney failure. The center organizes the DaVita Kidney Education and You program, which includes kidney health educational classes. Its ShopDavita offers a range of products, including jackets, beanies, lunch coolers, vests, blankets, bracelets, headphones and head-rest pillows. DaVita operates a discussion forum that provides support services for the patients. It also owns DaVita Patient Citizens, which is a nonprofit, independent patient organization that offers educational and advocacy services for the dialysis patients. With a presence in Hammond Ind., DaVita operates more than 1,300 outpatient facilities and acute units in over 700 hospitals located in nearly 40 U.S. states.