patient stories
Peritoneal dialysis at
home using Amia
see his story

A Canada-wide cycling
trip with dialysis
see his story

Coping with CKD
thanks to home dialysis
see her story

We are here to help you understand chronic kidney disease and dialysis treatment.

Your chronic kidney disease (CKD) is advancing to the point where you will need dialysis. What is dialysis? How does dialysis work? What does a dialysis machine look like? The Kidney Campus website has been developed for people just like you, who are living with CKD.

What is
chronic kidney

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition where your kidneys gradually lose their ability to function correctly. Although CKD is irreversible, it is treatable.

What is dialysis?

Dialysis is the term used for a treatment that removes waste and extra fluid from your blood. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) are two types of dialysis treatment.

Two dialysis options

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD). Both dialysis
treatments replace your body’s own kidney function.
Learn how kidney dialysis works in each.

Which dialysis is right for me?

PD, ICHD or HHD? Understanding the benefits and items to consider will help you, along with your doctor, determine which type of dialysis treatment is right for you.

tools and resources

Find a variety of tools and booklets that address topics such as living with CKD, understanding kidney dialysis, additional training for home dialysis, and following your CKD diet.

Get access to dialysis and CKD tools