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Margie, a member of our advisory panel

“I may have kidney disease, but it doesn't have me." -Margie


In the United States, more than 96% of people with kidney failure start either in-center hemodialysis (HD) or peritoneal dialysis (PD). We focus on these two types of dialysis on this site because they are the most common. However, keep in mind that there are other options, including home hemodialysis. For more information, see Additional Resources.


Research described on this web site was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (1109). The statements and views presented here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee.