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Are You or Someone You Know on Dialysis?

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure, is the last, most severe stage of Chronic Kidney disease. Over 700,000 patients in the United States alone are diagnosed with ESRD and require dialysis treatments in order to survive.

Understanding all there is about dialysis includes having detailed information about the vascular access (dialysis access). Knowledge and education on the different types of dialysis access options, caring for an access, symptoms of, and treatment for, a dysfunctional access will make a difference in the quality of life on dialysis.

Know Your Dialysis Access Options

Finding out that you need dialysis for the first time can be overwhelming and will change your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Learn Everything You Need to Know about Each Dialysis Access Option.

arteriovenous av fistula in arm


arteriovenous av graft


central venous catheter

Central Venous
Catheter (CVC)

Peritoneal Dialysis - Access Type


Learn More About Each Access Type

Caring for Your Access is Important

Think of your vascular access as an extension of your body. Your dialysis access is very important because it makes it possible to reach and clean your blood when your kidneys no longer function adequately. Therefore, proactively keeping your access clean and functioning should be part of your daily routine.

Become Familiar With Your Access

Understand Your Role in Proper Care

Be Prepared

Find Out How You Can Care For Your Access

#CatheterReduction for End-Stage Renal Disease

Over the past few years the focus on reducing catheters for ESRD has made some strides, but there is still work to do.

In 2013, nearly 80% of patients initiated a hemodialysis with a CVC, and at 90 days after initiation, 68.3% of hemodialysis patients were still using a CVC.

-The United States Renal Data System (USRDS 2015 Report)

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Looking for a Dialysis Access Center?

If you have questions or concerns about your vascular access, were told you are a candidate for an access, or are looking for a new dialysis access center near you, browse our list of accredited dialysis access centers located throughout the United States.