Patients from Kidney Services of West Central Ohio came together Thursday night for an annual dinner. It honors peritoneal and hemodialysis patients who do their treatments at home every day.
Registered renal nurse Marlene Briggs says they have more than 80 patients that do their own dialysis at home in the 9 counties they service in west central Ohio. Briggs also said that the process is gentler on patients than traditional dialysis, which is typically done three times a week in a medical center.
Improved technology also means patients can live a relatively normal life.