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NxStage Patient Takes Dialysis Machine on Third Annual Patient Good-Will Tour
Date:9/18/2009

LAWRENCE, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that home dialysis patient Harvey Wells, 57, has embarked on his third annual "Grandpa's Road Trip" with the NxStage(R) System One(TM). As a portable home hemodialysis machine, the NxStage System One provides Mr. Wells the opportunity to fit hemodialysis therapy into his own lifestyle and schedule. Mr. Wells is once again celebrating this freedom by traveling the country in his RV and sharing with other patients his experience doing home daily hemodialysis with the NxStage System One.

"NxStage was founded to improve the lives of dialysis patients, like Harvey, by providing them the freedom to dialyze when they want and where they want," said Jeffrey H. Burbank, chief executive officer of NxStage Medical. "Harvey is an inspiration to all of us at NxStage. He also shares our belief that, although home hemodialysis is not for everyone, there are many patients who can benefit from the reported health and quality of life benefits of more frequent home dialysis."

Mr. Wells' "Grandpa's Road Trip 2009: The Football Tour" began on Sunday, September 13, 2009 in Cleveland. During the tour, Mr. Wells will also be attending football games in Denver, Baltimore, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Kansas City, and spending several days at local dialysis centers in each city meeting with kidney patients and educating them about home hemodialysis. The 2009 Road Trip will run through the end of regular season football on January 3, 2010.

Mr. Wells was first diagnosed with reduced kidney function at the age of 18. Following a failed kidney transplant, Mr. Wells began four
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