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Director of patient services and public policy for the Northeast Kidney Foundation, and kidney patient advocate Kathe LeBeau wrote about the benefits of being on home dialysis, and her speaking engagement at the upcoming Home Dialyzors United meeting in a recent issue of the Baltimore Sun.
"On Tuesday, I'm lucky to be speaking at Home Dialyzors United's third-annual meet up and conference in Baltimore," LeBeau wrote in the Baltimore Sun. "As an end stage renal disease patient currently doing home hemodialysis treatment, this is an issue I am passionate about. And, mostly because I'm an actual home dialysis patient, I'm able to attend the conference — since my dialysis travels with me — to speak firsthand about the benefits of home dialysis and help spread the word. It's an important conversation that I don't think happens nearly enough."
LeBeau also covered what she thinks are barriers to higher use of home dialysis."More than 90% of patients on dialysis in the United States are doing treatment three-times-a-week in a center, largely because of unintended barriers that currently prevent more dialysis patients from taking advantage of this life-changing treatment option."