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Transplant Resources

Gift of Life Donor Program: Organ Donation and Tissue Donation. Gift of Life Donor Program is the region's nonprofit organ donation program serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. www.donors1.org/ UNOS | Matching organs. Saving lives. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's [ ... ]

By | 2018-02-27T22:16:27+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Transportation Resources

Many dialysis patients are dependent on public transportation or contracted medical transportation services in order to get to the dialysis facility. Missing even one dialysis treatment can cause severe complications and jeopardize patient health. Because dialysis is a chronic outpatient treatment, patients are responsible for their own transportation. For patients [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-16T23:45:40+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Dialysis & Kidney Disease Resources

Our dialysis team is available to assist you and your family with questions you may have about your dialysis. In addition, there are numerous resources available to dialysis patients. These agencies provide a wealth of educational information in all subject matters relating to dialysis. For more information, click on [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-16T23:54:47+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Your Hemodialysis Treatment Team

The treatment process for End Stage Renal Disease is dependent on the collaborative efforts of a comprehensive team of individuals including your doctors, nurses and other trained professionals who carefully establish and organize your plan of care. The most important team member, however, is YOU. Whether you choose in-center [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-15T23:53:46+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Your Dialysis Treatment: What to Expect

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled treatment time. It is very important not to miss any dialysis sessions. Upon arrival, you will wait in the dialysis waiting room until a staff member calls you in for treatment. Once you are in the treatment area, a staff member will [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-15T02:10:32+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Getting Started on Your Renal Diet

When your kidneys fail, waste products and fluids that normally leave the body as urine remain in your blood. Dialysis removes most of those poisons, but between dialysis treatments, waste builds up again. That is why it is important for you to control the amount and type of food [ ... ]

By | 2018-03-15T02:13:02+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Patient Education|