Home Dialysis Central Video Challenge

Tell your home dialysis story and inspire others! And get a chance to win a copy of Help, I Need Dialysis! (Book winners randomly selected from submitted videos). To enter, upload your video on one of our topics below to YouTube AND complete the video release form. Email the completed form to us at info@homedialysis.org.

Video Topic List

  • My fears about home dialysis at first, and how I overcame them
  • Most rewarding thing or biggest surprise benefit about home dialysis
  • Biggest secret about home dialysis (if people only knew…)
  • Why home dialysis works for me and my family
  • Home dialysis on the road-show dialysis or travel
  • How to organize a home dialysis space
  • How Home Dialysis Central helped me to get home dialysis
  • How I take care of my PD catheter, fistula, or graft, and set up my machine
  • How I divide up tasks with my care partner-or how I go it alone
  • Positive ideas and technical tips for others

YouTube Information

  1. Go to http://www.youtube.com.
  2. Click on the "Sign In" button in the top right corner.
  3. If you have an account with Google or Gmail, you can use it to sign in. If you have never used a Google service, click on the "Create an Account" link.
  4. Once you have signed in, click the "Upload" button at the top to upload.

A list of file formats that will work can be found here: Acceptable Video Formats

Tips for Taking Great Video:

  • Learn your camera - Many have built-in features that improve photo and video quality.
  • Hold the camera still - Use a tripod or set the camera on a flat surface at the right height.
  • Use sunlight if you can - Indoor lighting can be tricky.
  • Limit background noise and movement - Close doors, turn off cell phones, etc.
  • Record at the best quality you can - Minimum for standard video is 640x480. Most digital cameras can do this. High definition will look better: 1280x720 or 1920x1080.

Rules for Home Dialysis Central videos:

  • Keep it PG-rated!
  • No longer than 5 minutes-on a topic related to home dialysis.
  • MEI reserves the right to edit videos for length or not use them if they are not appropriate.
  • Participants must be on dialysis or helping someone on dialysis.
  • MEI may use participant's first name and last initial.

Video Release Form

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