Back to the Future: Returning to Old Ways of Dialysis—with Improvements, of course!

Mike Paget
Mike Paget

Mike Paget, who has been in the renal community for thirty years and serves as RSN Director of Operations, reminisces about dialysis and dialysis machines in 1977 in England for which he provided service and maintenance as an electrical engineer. Home hemo and overnight dialysis were the norm back then in this country with socialized medicine. Mike tells some fascinating stories about the early treatment modalities along with a description of the English version of “Universal Healthcare”—something to hear about on Election Day!

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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