One of the reasons many patients make the switch to home haemodialysis with NxStage is because of the portability of the System One. The System One is a portable haemodialysis system that gives patients an added level of flexibility—and you don’t have to work around in-centre schedules while on holiday.
When you combine proper planning, System One, and NxStage’s support network, you have everything you need to take your home haemodialysis on the road. Many patients still enjoy family vacations and business trips without missing their regular treatments.
Preparation is key to travelling on haemodialysis.
As soon as you begin thinking about a trip, talk to your doctor and care team about your travel plans. Then contact NxStage Customer Support to learn about the costs of travelling on haemodialysis and what additional requirements or supplies you will need. Logistical details will vary depending on whether you’re travelling by car, airline, train, or cruise ship.
Learn in advance what you’ll need to pack.
Call NxStage for a checklist to help you pack. You’ll want to know which supplies and equipment you must carry with you, which ones you can pack in your suitcase, and which might need to be shipped to your destination.
Learn the locations of dialysis centres at your destination.
There are dialysis centres all over the globe, and it helps to know where they’re located in case of an emergency.