Join us this evening March 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

5:00pm PST..6:00pm MST..7:00pm CST..8:00pm EST

→Listen Live →HERE

Call in # 917-388-4520

Press 1 to speak to the host

Hosted by Arlene Mullin


What is the consequence of the kidney shortage?

It is a catastrophe.  We conservatively estimate that each year 43,000 patients suffer on dialysis and die prematurely because of the shortage.  That’s equivalent to 85 fully loaded 747s crashing each year.  That’s 118 patients dying each day.  Since 1988 (when data collection began) almost 1 million patients have suffered and died prematurely because of the shortage.

Our guests are:  Za-beth Zills and Karen Brown

Za-beth Zills went to pick her brother up after his treatment at a dialysis clinic.  She was told he would be out soon. and after waiting for quite some time he did appear.  Za-beth started the trip home with her brother in the back seat.  During the trip she noted that he was distressed and upon stopping the car, found that he had passed away.

Karen Brown picked her son up at a center after his dialysis treatment, and he also passed away in the car, on his way home.

So what happened at these clinics during the time they were there that would have precipitated these sudden deaths?  How many other patients did this, or has this happened to?

All patient cases have been documented and verified for accuracy.

Arlene Mullin — advocate, 20 years experience guiding patients and their families through all aspects of End Stage Renal Disease treatments.  Mullin has served patients in a majority of states, engaging both Medicare and state health authorities towards resolution of quality care issues at clinics.  Comprehensive knowledge of care issues on clinic level.  She was instrumental in getting the hearings on aging before the U.S. Senate in 2000 where she testified on patient care issue within the dialysis industry.

Dialysis Advocates is grateful for the opportunity to get this important message out for all Dialysis Patients.

We will be having a guest on the first part of every show. Then we will open the Microphones for the Town Hall. Patients and others will be able to discuss concerns and solutions. It will be a patient group, including families.