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:
By learning about your choices, you can better decide what's best for you.
The Spanish language version of this booklet provides information on how to choose the best treatment option for YOU.View Resource
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 public service announcement (PSA) campaign that carries a strong call to action.
- Get the Facts (0:30)
- Get the facts! Get Checked! Get Help! (0.60)
- A web series that tells the "story of family, big decisions and second chances."
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.View Resource
This website explains the need for people to consider being organ donors.View Resource
These patient brochures in English and Spanish include information about organ transplantation, living donation, financial strategies, and partnering with your care team.View Resource
Know Your Options flyer that provides information on who to talk to if you want to try a different treatment for ESRD.View Resource
Know Your Options Spanish language flyer that provides information on who to talk to if you want to try a different treatment for ESRD.View Resource