How do I know if peritoneal dialysis would be a good option for me?

Peritoneal dialysis might be a good choice if you:
  • live far from a clinic or have no reliable transportation to a dialysis center
  • are working or are in school
  • like to travel
  • prefer to be in control of your treatment
  • fear needles
  • are expecting a transplant soon

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