RSN Audio on Living Full Life 2

The Renal Support Network has published Part Two of Bill Peckham’s audio on Living the Fullest Life Possible with Kidney Disease.  Find it at  If you missed Part One, see

RSN Audio on Living Full Life

The Renal Support Network has published an audio presentation titled Living the Fullest Life Possible with Kidney Disease – Part One, featuring long-time Northwest dialysis patient and activist Bill Peckham sharing tips on getting the most out of life despite being on dialysis for twenty eight years.  For example, Bill once took his portable dialysis machine with him down the Grand Canyon!  Find that story at, and find Part One of the RSN audio at

NW16 4/19+ Portland Kidney Walk/Run

Mark your calendar for the Tabor Trot fun walk/run and gathering the morning of May 26 at beautiful Mt.Tabor Park on the Saturday before Memorial Day.  See past photos, video, more information, and register at  We’ve already posted information on other Donate Life Northwest events in Portland (April 22, May 7) and Medford OR (April 11-15); for details see our Patient Calendar at the link above.  Donate Life Northwest has also recently added four new Portland volunteer opportunities:

Donate Life has also provided details on their 2018 raffle – winners will be vacationing in Maui, Baja California, Santa Fe NM, Lake Tahoe NV, or Seaside OR – see  For a summary of and links to all this news, see


6/21 DPC Travel Webinar

DPC will present a June 21, 2017 webinar on Travel Sips Travel Tips Travel Grub.  Find more information and register at .  At the same web page you can find links to recording of past webinars on sex with CKD, safety, living with dialysis, goal-setting, and depression.

10/7 HDU Conference, Las Vegas

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 .

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 .

The Grand Canyon on Dialysis

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, and photos at