Home Dialyzors United will hold a conference in Las Vegas NV October 7-10, 2016. Patients, care partners, families, and dialysis professionals are invited for a weekend of education and fun. For details and registration see http://homedialyzorsunited.org/save-date-lv-home .
HDU is also planning an Alaska cruise for PD and Nxstage home dialyzors June 3-14, 2017. Deposits are discounted through the end of August, and if needed, booking a handicap room as early as possible is advised. For full details see http://homedialyzorsunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/HDU-Alaska-final.pdf .
A new dialysis modality has been added – “RD” for Raft Dialysis. NKC in-center HD patient Bill Peckham recently rafted the Grand Canyon using a portable dialysis machine. Find his story at http://www.billpeckham.com/from_the_sharp_end_of_the/2013/07/wow-it-was-a-fantastic-trip-through-the-canyon.html, and photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/53469571@N00/sets/72157634709483822/.
The U. S. Department of Transportation has clarified that the Americans with Disabilities Act includes a requirement that airlines are required to carry without charge portable dialysis machines for home patients. See http://www.dot.gov/airconsumer/notice-portable-dialysis-machine for details.