LAWRENCE, Mass.—NxStage announced that NxStage patient advocate
The tour is designed to increase patient awareness of home hemodialysis and consists of Smith, along with his wife and care partner, Claire, making 16 scheduled stops at dialysis centers in
Smith's journey with NxStage began in 2007. Discouraged with how in-center treatment three times a week impeded his work, travel and lifestyle, Smith researched other dialysis options and learned about home therapy with the System One. After completing training with his care partner, he began dialyzing at home with the System One.
"I understand the challenges of life on dialysis firsthand, and look forward to meeting with other patients to share my experiences with more frequent home hemodialysis with the System One. My goal is to help raise awareness and access to this life-changing therapy," said Smith.
"We're really excited to partner with Jim to increase patient awareness of our therapy," said
For more information on Jim's journey with NxStage and the System One, visit, www.nxstage.com/homehemodialysis/patientstories/jim.
Smith receives a modest stipend from NxStage as well as reimbursement for travel expenses directly associated with these stops.