How many people are on Dialysis?

In your state?  In your country? In the world? Let’s go for the big one.  How many BigD members are there on our fair planet?

First, some definitions:  the term for anyone receiving any kind of therapy for End Stage Renal Failure is called Renal Replacement Therapy or RRT. So, all of us who have functioning kidney transplants, or on haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis are on RRT. (more…)

What does dialysis and a kidney transplant cost?

I had an email through the week from a thirty-something mum looking down the barrel of kidney failure and dialysis over the next couple of years. In addition to coming to terms with the illness that is causing her problems, she needed some practical information about the finances of treatment.

“What is the cost !! of both Dialysis and a transplant (should I be lucky enough)?” (more…)