LAWRENCE, Mass., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that three NxStage System One home hemodialysis patients and four NxStage managers are participating in the 2013 Tour DaVita. Now in its seventh year, this year's event is a three-day, 220 mile bike ride through South Carolina starting on September 14, 2013.
Tour DaVita, which receives support from NxStage, is an annual ride that raises awareness and funds for the fight against kidney disease. This year, 600 members of the kidney community, including three NxStage patients and four NxStage managers, are participating in the ride. All funds are donated to The Kidney TRUST, an organization that provides free kidney health screening to the public in non-medical settings.
Highlighting the portability and flexibility of the System One, NxStage patients plan to perform their dialysis treatments along the race route in an RV.
Jan Morrow, a NxStage patient since 2010, is excited to be participating in this year's tour. "I have always been an active person, but after my doctor said I was in kidney failure, I never imagined I would have the energy to keep up," she said. "Not only can I run again, I am thrilled to be riding in my first bike event alongside other patients and my home dialysis nurse."
"We are all greatly inspired by the passion and commitment of our patients, staff and others that participate in this physically demanding event to raise awareness of kidney disease," said Jeffrey Burbank, Chief Executive Officer, NxStage Medical, Inc. "We proudly support their efforts to ensure that patients have access to information and high-quality renal therapy, including more frequent home hemodialysis."
About the NxStage System One
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Its simplicity and revolutionary size (just over a foot tall) are intended to allow convenient use in patients' homes and give patients the freedom to travel with their therapy. When combined with the NxStage Pureflow SL Dialysis Preparation System, patients are able to further simplify, using ordinary tap water to create dialysis fluid on demand. Unlike conventional hemodialysis systems, the System One requires no special infrastructure to operate. Under the guidance of their physician, patients can use the NxStage System One, with their trained partners, where, how and when it best meets their needs, at home or on vacation. http://www.nxstage.com/.
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 www.nxstage.com.
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