Kidney patient leaflets and support

Information about treatments for kidney failure

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Holiday dialysis at Guy's and St Thomas' dialysis centres

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having holiday dialysis (sometime referred to as dialysis away from base) at a dialysis centre managed by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Home dialysis

Description:
This leaflet explains more about self-care and home dialysis treatments for kidney patients.

Kidney - Intravenous iron therapy for kidney patients

Description:
This leaflet explains more about intravenous iron, including the benefits, risks, any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to the clinic.

Kidney - Peer support for kidney patients

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to explain what peer support is and how it could help you, your family or carers.

Kidney - Robot assisted kidney transplantation

Description:
This leaflet explains more about robot assisted kidney transplantation. It will tell you why you are being offered it, the benefits, risks and alternative treatments. It will give you an overview of the process from being referred to our clinic to follow-up after your kidney transplant.

Kidney - Social work support for kidney patients and their families

Description:
This leaflet offers information about the social workers in the kidney team and how they can help kidney patients and their families

Kidney - Support for parents and carers of young adults with kidney disease

Description:
Information leaflet for parents and carers, about what support is available to them when a child is moving from children's to adult kidney services, or when a young adult is receiving care in adult kidney services.

Kidney - Understanding the kidney transplant pool

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer some of your questions about matching, allocating and receiving a donated kidney.

Kidney biopsy in the Renal Unit

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having a kidney biopsy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Kidney donors information when leaving the hospital

Description:
Leaflet explaining your wound care, pain relief and general recovery after your operation to donate a kidney
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