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NxStage Kidney Care Patient Hits the Road in RV to Raise Awareness of More Flexible Dialysis Treatment Options

RV Tour Coming to Pittsburgh 11/1

LAWRENCE, Mass., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Kidney Care today announced the NxStage Kidney Care RV Tour, a trip that aims to educate patients on more flexible in-center dialysis and home dialysis options available to help enhance their quality of life. NxStage Kidney Care, Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) invites patients and their care partners to stop by a Kidney Walk or Open House on the RV tour to meet Brad Payne, a NxStage Kidney Care in-center patient, and NxStage patient advocate Harvey Wells, a kidney transplant recipient and former dialysis patient. The NxStage Kidney Care RV Tour dates, times and locations can be found at

Payne will dialyze live inside the RV at the National Kidney Foundation's Pittsburgh Kidney Walk on November 1st while Wells will act as his care partner. Payne, who traveled from his hometown of St. Louis to take part in the tour, will also dialyze in-center at the NxStage Kidney Care Pittsburgh clinic Open House on November 2nd to demonstrate how NxStage Kidney Care supports patients interested in traveling.

"Most patients think that dialysis means you are confined to a center near home with a rigid treatment schedule," said Payne. "I'm thrilled to be part of this RV tour to help educate patients about flexible dialysis therapy options that can help others regain control of their lives."

Payne began receiving regular dialysis treatments at the age of 20. After trying various treatment modalities, he began hemodialysis, first at home and later in-center five times a week with the NxStage® System One™ at NxStage Kidney Care St. Louis. The flexible options and scheduling available to him at NxStage Kidney Care has allowed Payne to enjoy an active lifestyle and spend more time with his two sons.

Wells began dialyzing at home with the System One in 2007, and in 2011 he received a second transplant. Quickly after, Wells became a NxStage patient advocate and has been touring the country to share his experiences with home hemodialysis.

NxStage Kidney Care has 14 centers nationwide offering multiple therapies using the NxStage System One, including flexible in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis (HHD), home nocturnal hemodialysis, and short-term respite care. The centers also offer peritoneal dialysis (PD), along with personalized training for all home therapies provided.

About NxStage Kidney Care

NxStage Kidney Care, Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), is innovating a dialysis care model that is intended to support and encourage patient centered care and provide enhanced access to the life-changing benefits of home therapy as well as flexible in-center options. By leveraging NxStage's home leadership and the innovative technology of its System One, NxStage Kidney Care is committed to helping patients take control of their dialysis and to allowing physicians the flexibility to prescribe what is truly best for their patients. For more information, please visit or call (866) 694-2707.

About NxStage Medical

NxStage Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM) is a medical device company, headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, that develops, manufactures and markets innovative products for the treatment of ESRD and acute kidney failure. For more information on NxStage and its products, please visit the Company's website at

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