Take-Home Dialysis: Doing Dialysis in the Comfort of Your Home

Take-Home Hemodialysis-Kidney Talk

Wouldn’t it be great if dialysis was like the Domino’s Pizza delivery policy… delivered in 30 minutes or less? Although 30-minute dialysis is still a long way off, shorter hemodialysis treatments are here today and growing in popularity, especially since they can be performed in the comfort of your own home.

On this week’s show, Lori Hartwell and Stephen Furst talk with two physicians (Dr. Raffi Minasian and Scott Allan Rasgon, MD).

who address both the convenience and clinical benefits of daily home hemodialysis.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

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 book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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