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What are my Treatment Options?

When your kidneys fail, you must decide on a treatment to replace kidney function. Each treatment choice has advantages and disadvantages. You may also choose to forego treatment.

Treatment options include:

  • Dialysis
    • Hemodialysis
    • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplant

By learning about your choices, you can better decide what's best for you.


Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You

This booklet provides information on how to choose the best treatment option for YOU.

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Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You - Spanish

The Spanish language version of this booklet provides information on how to choose the best treatment option for YOU.

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Dialysis Schedules: Tips for Patients and Staff

Scheduling issues are a common source of frustration for dialysis patients and staff.This document addresses what you can do to help keep your dialysis schedule running as on time as possible.

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Home Dialysis Central

This website helps to inform dialysis patients of their treatment options.

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Keep Comfortable on Dialysis Ideas for People on Dialysis

This one page document for patients provides some ideas to help promote comfort and ease patients' pain that can be tried before moving to medication.

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Living Donor Assistance Program

The National Living Donor Assistance Center (NLDAC) provides greater access to transplantation for persons who want to donate, but cannot otherwise afford the travel and subsistence expenses associated with donation.

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Partnering with Your Transplant Team

This is a comprehensive guide book to undergoing and managing your kidney transplant.

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Partnering with Your Transplant Team - Spanish

This is a Spanish language comprehensive guide book to undergoing and managing your kidney transplant.

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Peritoneal Dialysis Resources

This page provides a list of English and Spanish language educational resources for patients on peritoneal dialysis. 

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Transplant

Transplant is another treatment for kidney failure.  Learn more here.

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Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Transplantation

This guide discusses how a kidney transplant works.

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Treatment Methods: Hemodialysis

This booklet discusses how hemodialysis works.

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Treatment Methods: Peritoneal Dialysis

This guide discusses peritoneal dialysis treatment methods.

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Understanding Hemodialysis

This guide discusses how hemodialysis works when your kidneys fail.

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Understanding Peritoneal Dialysis

This guide explains how peritoneal dialysis works when your kidneys fail.

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Why Am I Cold? Brochure

This tri-fold brochure explains the reasons why a dialysis patient might feel cold and ways to keep warm while on dialysis.

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