File A DOT Complaint RE: Air Travel With A Dialysis Machine

Airline Service Complaints and Comments Other than safety or security issues, complaints and comments about airline and air ambulance operator service may be registered with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD). You can call, write or use our web form. You may call the ACPD 24 hours a day at 202-366-2220 (TTY 202-366-0511) to record […]

Voice Your Concerns

While we do not want to become political on the HDU website, we feel that it is critical that everyone understand how the new AHCA, recently passed by the House, will impact ESRD, dialysis and transplant patients. I urge you to read this NKF summary and contact your Representatives to voice your opinion. As we […]

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 […]

Americans are Kidney Clueless

New York, NY – Half of Americans do not fully understand what their kidneys do, or the signs and symptoms of kidney disease, according to new research released by the National Kidney Foundation. The survey, conducted by BAV Consulting Market Research, posed basic kidney questions to more than 1,000 U.S. adults. Researchers found that only […]

New Data Demonstrates Significant Advantage in Mortality, Hospitalization, and Patient Dropout with NxStage Home Hemodialysis when Compared with Peritoneal Dialysis

(PR Newswire)     NxStage® Medical, Inc. today announced that a new study conducted by the Chronic Disease Research Group (CDRG) will be presented orally and in a poster session at the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2014, November 11 – 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Eric Weinhandl, MS, PhD candidate, and epidemiologist at the CDRG. […]