Living Well with Home Treatments
Singing a New Tune in Branson.
Dean Holman doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to music, and even ESRD can’t stop him from playing. While waiting for a possible transplant he will do PD at night.
Summer is Racing By with PD
At just 5 years old, Summer Kansiray has been through the removal of both kidneys due to Wilms tumor and the failure of a kidney transplant. Now on PD at night, she is planning to run in a 10K race in Cardiff to help raise money for the Kidney Wales Foundation. Read her story.
Home, Sweet Home.
A Michigan clinic urges patients to stay active, stay positive, and when possible, choose a home treatment. Just ask Harold Calton!
20 Minutes VS 2 Hours!
An Alabama woman says the greatest thing to happen since she started home dialysis is a pilot program that lets her attend her monthly dialysis clinic visit via telemedicine.
Have Home Dialysis—Will Travel
When his wife Colleen needed dialysis, Graeme Dunn thought they would have to sell their beloved camper van. Instead the RV has been their lifesaver. He built a trailer for her PD equipment, and off they went. Mobile = independence!
Hair Salon Owner Harold Calton Finds Silver Lining in PD
When PKD caused his kidneys to fail, Calton started standard in-center HD. But, within a few weeks, he switched to PD, and that has allowed him to keep his job—and keep up his tennis game!
At Home on the Range
Wyoming 30+ year dialyzor, Diana Pacheco, received the annual Pioneer in Excellence Award at the Annual Dialysis Conference in Seattle, recognizing her commitment to home hemodialysis (HHD) and her role as a patient advocate.
Hop On the Bus, Get an HD Treatment
In its first year, a mobile dialysis bus visited holiday spots across Victoria, Australia and gave more than 300 dialysis patients and their families the freedom to travel.
A Dream Come True
Kaliann Briggs, a young Elmira, NY woman, spends 10 to 12 hours a day dialyzing in her room, so the non-profit ‘A Room to Heal’ spent 2 weeks renovating it from top to bottom. Briggs loves her new space, and plans to study for her community college courses there.
Cocoa Flavonols Heartwarming for Dialyzors.
A recent study found that drinking a beverage with 900 mg of cocoa flavanols helped blood vessels dilate when they were supposed to. The researchers believe that a useful treatment may come out of this finding. NOTE: Talk to your doctor or dietitian before adding chocolate or cocoa to a dialysis-restricted diet.