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Keep Comfortable 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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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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Fixing Paco: Kidney Transplant as a Treatment Option, Living Donation, and the Importance of Proactive Patient Involvement

Fixing Paco is a website dedicated to educating the public about the leading causes of kidney disease, how to prevent it, kidney transplant as a treatment option, the need for living organ donors, and the importance of proactive patient involvement in care.

There are two components to the website:

  • A web series that tells the "story of family, big decisions and second chances."

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Follow Patients as They Talk About Home Dialysis

Learn more about home dialysis and how it might work for you with a new video, Dialysis: How I Took the Road Home.
Follow patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) as they share their personal journeys with home dialysis. From discovering needle-free modalities like peritoneal dialysis (PD) to enjoying the flexibility to travel, patients are finding a better quality of life.

Imagine life with:

  • More energy
  • Flexible treatment schedules
  • Fewer diet and fluid restrictions
  • Less travel to the clinic

If you are a facility, use the Discover the Benefits of Home Dialysis flyer and poster to promote the Dialysis: How I took the Road Home video.

Talk to your healthcare team to learn about whether home dialysis could be right for you.

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MEI: My Life, My Dialysis Choice

This interactive website, available in English and Spanish, guides patients through the many treatment options available for kidney patients, helping them choose the right treatment for their lifestyle.

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Home Dialysis Central

Home Dialysis Central is an online source of up-to-date, unbiased information about home dialysis for people with kidney disease, their families, and the healthcare professionals who provide kidney disease care.

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Transplant Patient Brochures - English and Spanish

These patient brochures in English and Spanish include information about organ transplantation, living donation, financial strategies, and partnering with your care team.

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Modalities to Treat ESRD - Spanish Version

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases provides information and education regarding ESRD treatment options in Spanish.

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Peritoneal Dialysis

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

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My Choices: Peritoneal Dialysis

Know Your Options flyer explaining the different peritoneal dialysis treatment options for ESRD, including advantages and disadvantages.

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My Choices: Peritoneal Dialysis - Spanish

Spanish language Know Your Options flyer explaining the different peritoneal dialysis treatment options for ESRD, including advantages and disadvantages.

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My Choices: Kidney Transplant

Know Your Options flyer explaining the treatment option of kidney transplantation, including advantages and disadvantages.

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My Choices: Kidney Transplant - Spanish

Know Your Options Spanish language flyer explaining the treatment option of kidney transplantation, including advantages and disadvantages.

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My Choices: Hemodialysis

Know Your Options flyer explaining the different hemodialysis treatment options for ESRD, including advantages and disadvantages.

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My Choices: Hemodialysis - Spanish

Know Your Options Spanish language flyer explaining the different hemodialysis treatment options for ESRD, including advantages and disadvantages.

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Who Do I Talk to if I Want to Change My Treatment Options (English)

Know Your Options flyer that provides information on who to talk to if you want to try a different treatment for ESRD.

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Who Do I Talk to if I Want to Change My Treatment Options (Spanish)

Know Your Options Spanish language flyer that provides information on who to talk to if you want to try a different treatment for ESRD.

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Living Donor Assistance

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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Get the Facts: Kidney Transplant

Learn the facts about getting a kidney transplant and how it might affect you, before you make decisions about your treatment.

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