Introduction to Dialysis

In the seven-minute video below called Dialysis Saves Lives, four dialysis patients, aged 9-70, talk about their experiences, including their fears at being diagnosed, their treatment routines, and the ultimate realization that they can still lead normal, productive lives.

A series of three-minute Life Options movies introduce various aspects of dialysis...

  • Let's Talk about Fistulas helps dialysis patients understand why replacing a hemodialysis catheter with a fistula is so important
  • Let's Talk about Dialysis Options helps you understand what type of dialysis fits your lifestyle
  • Let's Talk about Fluids helps you engineer your dialysis regimen to maximize your experience
  • Let's Talk about Getting Enough Dialysis helps you understand how important dialysis is to your quality of life

The movies are in English or Spanish, can be streamed to a PC or a mobile device, and DVD versions are also available.

Here's a list of "Terms You Should Know" prepared by the American Association of Kidney Patients, recommended by the Network's Patient Advisory Committee.


If you can't read any of these documents

Page updated February 17, 2015