Fresenius Medical Care to acquire NxStage Medical, Inc. to strengthen its vertically integrated dialysis business

Fresenius Medical Care to acquire NxStage Medical, Inc. to strengthen its vertically integrated dialysis business AUGUST 7, 2017NEWSROOM Acquisition of NxStage Medical, Inc. would: position Fresenius Medical Care as a global leader in home dialysis establish U.S. presence in the critical care space further enhance clinical outcomes and patient empowerment support strategic initiative of vertical […]

NEWS FLASH! HDU Announces Partnership with The Kidney Project

For Immediate Release                                         Date May 12, 2017 Denise Eilers, President Home Dialyzors United (HDU) 563-508-4883   HDU is proud to announce a partnership with The Kidney Project. This international research and development effort is led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, and William H. Fissell, MD, from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Vanderbilt University, […]

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 […]

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 […]

For Immediate Release: Shuvo Roy to Speak at Awards Luncheon!

For Immediate Release May 18, 2015                                                       Contact: Nieltje Gedney, Vice President, Home Dialyzors United Phone:  304-279-3192 Email:  ngedney@homedialyzorsunited.org Home Dialyzors United Announces 2016 Award Winners Shepherdstown, WV. Shepherdstown, WV.   Home Dialyzors United (HDU) is delighted to announce the winner’s of its 2016 awards. The awards will be presented at an Awards Luncheon, which will be […]

HDU is Working for You…on The Hill

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until September 10, 2015 – 9:00 AM (EDT) Contact: Denise Eilers, President, Home Dialyzors United, 563-322-3659, KIDNEY COMMUNITY UNITES TO URGE LAWMAKERS TO ADVANCE AND PROTECT KIDNEY HEALTH 16 kidney organizations champion legislation to increase research funding and reduce barriers to living kidney donation Highlights Home Dialyzors United is one of 16 […]

Press Release: HDU urges CMS to increase payments for home hemo training

Home Dialyzors United (HDU) today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase payments for home hemodialysis training and to include measures that apply to dialysis center services to home dialysis patients. Although numerous studies have found that patients who use home dialysis, and particularly home hemodialysis, have better outcomes, and a […]

Home Dialyzors United Opens Discussions with EPOCH-RRT PI Francesca Tentori With a Call on Home Hemodialysis Day

(HDU Press Release)  Memphis, TN—Home Dialyzors United (HDU) reached out to Dr. Francesca Tentori, the Primary Investigator of the “Empowering Patients on Choices for Renal Replacement Therapy” (EPOCH-RRT) study, in a call on March 19th, National Home Hemodialysis Day. We expressed our concerns about the omission of home hemodialysis in their upcoming study and decision […]

Home Dialyzors United Adds Board Member and Makes Committee Appointments

Home Dialyzors United (HDU) is delighted to announce the appointment of Melissa Sondergaard to its Board of Directors. In addition, Melissa’s husband Henning has been appointed the point person for the HDU social media sites. Rounding out the leadership team is Robin Franzi who will be joining the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. Melissa Sondergaard […]