Starting Dialysis: Questions to Get You Started (Video)

At a certain point in chronic kidney disease, you may need to have dialysis or a kidney transplant to live. This stage is called kidney failure. The information in this video will help you understand how to be an active member in your care. 

Home Dialysis—It Could be the Right Treatment for You (Video)

Beginning dialysis can be stressful and overwhelming. There are lots of decisions to be made, including where you will receive your dialysis treatment. The options are in-center or home dialysis. For many patients, home dialysis may be the best choice.

Dialysis Safety

Dialysis patient safety basics from the Centers for Disease Control.      

Peritoneal Dialysis

Information about peritoneal dialysis, including:

  • What is peritoneal dialysis and how does it work?
  • What are the types of peritoneal dialysis?
  • Where can I do peritoneal dialysis?


Information on hemodialysis, including:

  • What happens during hemodialysis?
  • Where can I have hemodialysis?
  • How do I prepare for hemodialysis?