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Dialysis

If a transplant is not yet or ever possible, dialysis can also replace kidney function.

We offer 5 ways of doing dialysis:

  1. CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis)
  2. APD (Automated Peritoneal Dialysis)
  3. Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis (Assisted PD) for those who can't manage PD by themselves at home
  4. Home HD (Home Haemodialysis)  Keep Well!
  5. Hospital HD (Hospital Haemodialysis)

Not everybody is suitable for all these treatments. Your Renal Team will let you know.

Scroll down to find out about these treatments.

If you need these long term renal treatments some changes are needed to help you live with them well. Things that can help:

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Videos to watch - Introduction to living on dialysis
(All videos can be made full screen)


Things to read


Dialysis - introduction

        Our Kidney Booklet

Introduction & Working with your Renal Team
  1. Decision Aid comparing the different ways to have dialysis - more simple than above  - an interactive program (from the USA)


Making the Right Treatment Choices
  1. Decision Aid comparing the different ways to dialyse - a PDF document - not an interactive program


Managing your Blood Levels




Work & Rights as an employer and Current & Future Research




Living with Dialysis part 1




Living with Dialysis part 2




Shared Care Dialysis - Living Life to the Full




Choosing the right treatment




















Peritoneal Dialysis (PD):



Videos to watch


Things to read

Doing Peritoneal Dialysis - PD

Peritoneal Dialysis

How PD works Peritoneal Dialysis CAPD

Gina 76 years old opting for Automated Peritoneal Dialysis APD
Assisted APD for those needing help at home to do Peritoneal Dialysis.

Baxter Health Care work with us to provide this service.

See Baxter Website - a link to 10 short Baxter HealthCare videos about PD. If you look at all of these you will really have a much better understanding of what doing PD is about.



Margaret 40 years old opting for APD and then a Transplant





Mark 39 years old opting for CAPD



Pamela 73 years old opting for Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis CAPD



Stephen 53 years old opting for APD







Ray in his 60s opts for APD



Glenna aged 52 opts for CAPD



Sophie aged 32 opts for CAPD & APD




Fresenius -
Automated Peritoneal Dialysis APD
sleep•safe harmony Procedure -

step by step guide






Fresenius -
Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
  CAPD Exchange Procedure - 

step by step guide






Baxter -
Home Choice
Automated Peritoneal Dialysis
(APD) Machine

step by step guide


















Haemodialysis (HD):






Explanation of Haemodialysis - How HD works
Read about the


Doing Haemodialysis by yourself at home or in a self care unit
Home Haemodialysis

You can do more of the haemodialysis yourself to help take control of your life back
Hospital Haemodialysis

Kabir 41 years old opting for Hospital Haemodialysis Hosp HD




Richard 52 years old opting for Home Haemodialysis




Maddy aged 22 opts for Home HD




Andrew aged 46 opts for Home HD




Home Haemodialysis video




Patrick aged 41 opts for Nocturnal Home HD




David aged 37 opts for Hospital HD




Summary of Treatments



Excellent sites on RRT (Renal Replacement Therapy - that means transplantation and dialysis).
  1. http://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/contents.php   What is RRT – easy to read – good animations
  2. http://www.kidney.org.uk/help/medical-information-from-the-nkf-/   Medical information about RRT from the National Kidney Federation

Other videos more or less repeating the same information but here if you want to watch them:
   How Peritoneal Dialysis Works - animations