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

We offer 4 ways of doing dialysis:

  1. CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis)
  2. APD (Automated Peritoneal Dialysis)
  3. Home HD (Home Haemodialysis)  Keep Well!
  4. Hospital HD (Hospital Haemodialysis)

If faced with these long term renal treatments, a degree of rehabilitation is needed to positively integrate them into one’s life. Things that can help:

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Videos to watch - Introduction

Things to read

Dialysis - introduction
Our Kidney Booklet

Introduction & Working with your Renal Team Below are 4 National and Official Decision Aids that compare treatments against each other and look at the pros and cons of all.

Making the Right Treatment Choices
  1. Decision Aid comparing the different ways to have dialysis - more simple than above  - an interactive program (from the USA)

  2. 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

"Blood Makes Noise" -The extraordinary world of organ donation, dialysis, plasma exchange and transplantation

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

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

Haemodialysis (HD):

Videos to watch

Things to read

Explanation of Haemodialysis - How HD works

Doing Haemodialysis by yourself at home or in a self care unit
Read about the
You can do more of the haemodialysis yourself to help take control of your life back

Fistula Home Haemodialysis

Kabir 41 years old opting for Hospital Haemodialysis Hosp HD Hospital Haemodialysis

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