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Do you or a loved one have an inspiring story about the life-changing benefits home hemodialysis? We want to hear it!

  • In-Center VS HHD
  • Quality of Life
Leo was ready to give up his active lifestyle. Until he discovered home hemodialysis. His decison to change therapies brought him back to a life he loved.Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.
  • Family
  • Nocturnal
Are you afraid of needles? Erich and Terrance were until they took control, learned to self-cannulate and built a better life for themselves with more frequent home hemodialysis.Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.
  • Family
  • In-Center VS HHD
Are you no longer a healthy vibrant person? Are you unable to work and enjoy life? That's how Angela felt until a nurse asked her if she wanted to try more frequent home hemodialysis.Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.
  • In-Center VS HHD
  • In-Center Struggle
What do you do when you are 24 years old and told you only have a year to live? You learn about your treatment options and what will give you the best chance of survival. Then you follow your dreams!Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.
  • Cardio
Bill's home therapy wasn’t giving him the quality of life he wanted. But open conversations with his doctor and care team helped Bill transition from one home modality to another, and give him back what he'd been missing.Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.
  • Care Partner
  • In-Center VS HHD
Empower yourself to make the right dialysis treatment decisions along with your doctor.Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.
  • Energy
  • Nocturnal
Have you lost yourself because of your dialysis treatment? Watch Robbie's transformation from feeling washed out to loving life again, with nocturnal home hemodialysis.Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.
  • Freedom
  • Solo
You don't need a care partner to perform home hemodialysis. Watch Nietje tell her story of newfound independence from in-center dialysis.Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.
  • Freedom
  • In-Center VS HHD
In center dialysis doesnt have to define you. Home hemodialysis may offer the freedom you need.Not everyone will experience the reported benefits of home and more frequent hemodialysis.

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The reported benefits of home hemodialysis (HHD) may not be experienced by all patients.

The NxStage System is a prescription device and, like all medical devices, involves some risks. The risks associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and vascular access complications. When vascular access is exposed to more frequent use, infection of the site, and other access related complications may also be potential risks. The medical devices used in hemodialysis therapies may add additional risks including air entering the bloodstream, and blood loss due to clotting or accidental disconnection of the blood tubing set.

Home hemodialysis with the NxStage System during waking hours may not require a care partner, provided a physician and a qualified patient agree that solo home hemodialysis is appropriate. Patients performing nocturnal treatments are required to have a care partner. Care partners are trained on proper operation and how to get medical or technical help if needed.

Certain risks associated with hemodialysis treatment are increased when performing solo HHD because no one is present to help the patient respond to health emergencies. If patients experience needles coming out, blood loss, or very low blood pressure during solo HHD, they may lose consciousness or become physically unable to correct the health emergency. Losing consciousness or otherwise becoming impaired during any health emergency while alone could result in significant injury or death. Additional ancillary devices and training are required when performing solo HHD.

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. These risks include, but are not limited to, blood access disconnects and blood loss during sleep, blood clotting due to slower blood flow and/or increased treatment time, and delayed response to alarms when waking from sleep.

Patients should consult their doctor to understand the risks and responsibilities of performing these therapies using the NxStage System.