HDU Mourns the Loss of Advisory Board Member Celeste Castillo Lee

Celeste Castillo Lee Celeste Lee’s husband, Daniel, announced  that  she was freed of illness and earthly burden today at 2:50pm.  “The passing was peaceful and beautiful, following everything that she planned.  She will forever be in our hearts. We owe tremendous gratitude to everyone one of you, for your love, thoughts, prayers, and support.  You […]

2016 TOP TEN

    The ABCs of HDU: ADVOCACY, BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE, and COMMUNICATING OUR MESSAGE   As 2016 comes to a close, it seems only appropriate to summarize the accomplishments of HDU, and develop a new plan for 2017: ADVOCACY Met with key people and commented on documents at CMS, GAO, PCORI, The Alliance for […]

STAT article First human-pig chimera created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate by Sharon Begley

 by Sharon Begley January 26, 2017 Pig embryos that had been injected with human stem cells when they were only a few days old began to grow organs containing human cells, scientists reported on Thursday, an advance that promises — or threatens — to bring closer the routine production of creatures that are part human and […]

NN&I (Nephrology News & Issues) Scientists make a step toward developing bioartificial kidney

CLINICALKIDNEY WEEK Scientists make a step toward developing bioartificial kidney Researchers have developed a key component needed to create a bioartificial kidney NN&I STAFF — NOVEMBER 19, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Scientists in the Netherlands have created a “living membrane” that consists of a tight kidney cell layer on artificial membrane surfaces and can transport molecules […]

The Daily Herald “Baxter’s platform for home dialysis wins Chicago Innovation Award”

Business updated: 10/26/2016 9:42 AM Baxter’s platform for home dialysis wins Chicago Innovation Award  Baxter’s AMIA APD with ShareSource telehealth platform was recognized as a winner of the 15th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards. Business Wire DEERFIELD — Baxter International was named a winner of the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards for its recently launched AMIA […]

For Immediate Release

  For Immediate Release October 31, 2016                                                     Home Dialyzors United Applauds Publication of “Intensive Hemodialysis: Potential for Improving Patient Outcomes”   Davenport, IA.  Home Dialyzors United (HDU) applauds the publication of “Intensive Hemodialysis: Potential for Improving Patient Outcomes,” a supplement to the November issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Intensive […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) American Kidney Fund (AKF) activates disaster relief program to help dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY American Kidney Fund activates disaster relief program to help dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew Dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew eligible for financial assistance from American Kidney Fund NN&I STAFF — OCTOBER 19, 2016 iStockphoto The American Kidney Fund has activated its disaster relief program to provide emergency funds to help […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) AKF launches new campaign

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY American Kidney Fund launches campaign to help new dialysis patients adjust to treatment NN&I STAFF — OCTOBER 21, 2016 Hongqi Zhang/Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The American Kidney Fund has started an education campaign that provides information for people newly diagnosed with kidney failure, their caregivers, and the professionals involved in their treatment. The campaign, […]