As a regional sponsor of the NKF Kidney Walks in the Northeast, NxStage will host a patient education tent at the event featuring materials and patient advocates to help patients, caregivers and the public learn about home hemodialysis with the System One, and participate in the walk.
To highlight these efforts, NxStage team member, RUSH, 30, will share his experiences as a NxStage System One home hemodialysis dialyzor and subsequent transplant patient. RUSH adopted home hemodialysis because his three-times-a-week in-center treatment schedule left him feeling ill and fatigued; imposing a significant burden on his musical career that included touring with renowned hip hop artist Pitbull. In 2010, RUSH received a kidney transplant from his brother, Dwaine, who will also attend the event. RUSH believes that more frequent treatments with the NxStage System One helped him to increase his energy, enabling him to lose weight and improve his health enough to qualify for a kidney transplant. Recently, he and his wife, Naomi, welcomed their second child.
As a former dialysis patient, I am fortunate to have learned about my therapy options and was empowered to choose the treatment that best fit my lifestyle, which was home hemodialysis, said David RUSH. I believe the improved health I experienced thanks to more frequent treatment helped me to qualify for the transplant I am thankful for today. I now hope to raise awareness for others to prevent kidney disease, to know all their therapy options and to encourage organ donation. The NKF walk is an important event in the kidney community that unites patients, families, caregivers and many others to work toward these shared goals.
David RUSH is proof positive that education and awareness about dialysis therapy options, including home hemodialysis, are essential if patients are to be truly empowered to achieve both better healthcare and an optimal quality-of-life, said
This year, the New York City Kidney Walk will be hosted by actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV’s America’s Got Talent,
To learn more about the New York City Kidney Walk 2012 or to support Team NxStage visit: http://donate.kidney.org/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=4920&team_id=121652.
About the NxStage System One
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the
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