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February Newsletter

Check out all our latest updates

The year 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have been challenging, to say the least.  The pandemic plus so many weather-related disasters have increased people's sense of isolation and depression. So, maybe what is needed for dialyzors right now is some inspiration and upbeat news and stories.  HDU is especially excited to launch its updated, more user friendly website.  It is chock fell of news, stories and links that help dialyzors deal with everyday life.  Check it out here and let us know what you think!

In this issue, HDU will feature a few items from the website as well as stories from those who thrive despite kidney disease.

Focus on Our Friends


The link below says it all!  This article, which appears on the new HDU website, features our friend Dawn Edwards, the founder of New York State Champions.

COVID-19 Resources on HDU Website

At the very top of the HDU website home page, there is a link to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Covid resources. The information from the CDC is constantly updated.

HDU Board Member to be a part of Kidney Academy

Board Member Nieltje Gedney is proud to be part of Kidney Academy, an informative and educational project about best practices in vascular access for hemodialysis.


Home Dialysis Resources

Among the best features of HDU's updated website is the wealth of of resources.  This resources section is at the top of the home page and is also linked below.  It includes not only the HDU video library but also a wide range of easily accessible information about peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, nutrition, travel, and more.  There is also a highly visible link to HDU's partners, including the Medical Education Institute (MEI), whose Home Dialysis Central is a leader in education and support and The Kidney Project.


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Home First Approach to Dialysis

From Mark Neumann, editor of Nephrology News and Issues magazine,  this is a great article on "Home First" dialysis. There are quotes from all the major influencers at the large dialysis organizations. HDU would love to hear your thoughts on this:


"I just want to tell each of you that I am highly impressed by the example which you set for home hemo. The support you give one another is awesome and kind!!!!"

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