Patient Stories

Who does more frequent home hemodialysis? People like you!

These patients have given NxStage permission to share their experiences with more frequent home therapy using the NxStage® System One. Please note that the experiences and results reported by these patients will not necessarily be experienced by another patient. All patients differ and their experiences and results will vary. Also, training and treatment requirements reported by these patients are determined by their clinic. Your experiences and clinic requirements may differ. Patients on NxStage typically are prescribed to perform treatments 5 to 6 days per week at 2.5 to 3 hours per treatment.

The NxStage System One is a prescription device. All forms of hemodialysis, including treatments performed in-center and at home, involve some risks. In addition, there are certain risks unique to treatment in the home environment. Patients differ and not everyone will experience the reported benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis. Talk to your doctor to see if more frequent home hemodialysis with NxStage is right for you.

Certain risks associated with hemodialysis treatment are increased when performing nocturnal therapy due to the length of treatment time and because therapy is performed while the patient and care partner are sleeping.

To learn more about the responsibilities and risks of more frequent home hemodialysis, please click here, and talk to your doctor to see if more frequent home hemodialysis with NxStage is right for you.

Click on each name or picture to view their stories to see how more frequent home hemodialysis with NxStage is making a difference in their lives.

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Patient Stories


Meet Don and learn how he took control of his chronic kidney disease with the NxStage® System One™.

Meet Greg, a dialysis patient who chased athletic adventures across the country as an ultra-marathon runner.

Meet Henning; his inspirational story is about a man who pursued active and athletic endeavors around the world, despite significant health challenges, including ESRD.

Meet Laurie, a two-time dialysis patient. Knowing, the second time around, she would have to face going to a dialysis center again was a daunting task.

Meet Robby, a special education teacher, ghost tour guide, husband, dad and dialysis patient.