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 […]

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 […]

In Memory of Richard J. Berkowitz

It is with the most profound sadness that Home Dialyzors United announces the death of its founder and president, Richard J. Berkowitz.  Since founding NxStageUsers, the precursor of the present organization, Rich has been a persistent voice for home dialyzors, for home modalities and for bettering the quality of life for patients.  He was outspoken […]

Home Dialyzors United announces its 4th Annual Meet Up & Conference, “This is Home”

…bringing together kidney patients, care partners and renal professionals. This year’s conference, “This is Home”, will be in Orlando, Florida from Sunday, October 13 to Tuesday, October 15, 2013 and will be a gathering of kidney patients, care partners and renal professionals from across the USA where they will gain an abundance of the most […]