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Former NxStage System One User Celebrates One-Year Kidney Transplant Anniversary
Date:8/29/2011

and other patients for whom more frequent hemodialysis with the System One not only allows them to live better, healthier lives, but also may better position them for transplant success."

The Tederra Coleman Story

Tederra Coleman was diagnosed with end stage renal disease (ESRD) at the age of 24 upon a visit to her doctor for a regular checkup.  Tederra's demanding in-center dialysis schedule eventually forced her to quit her job as a customer service representative.

Coleman learned of NxStage's portable home hemodialysis machine, the System One, in 2008. After completing training with her daughter and trained partner, Ternisha, Coleman began dialyzing at her home five times a week for two hours at a time. The pair typically conducted Tederra's treatments after Ternisha finished her homework. During her time on the System One therapy, Tederra noticed a marked improvement in her energy levels and mental wellbeing.

Tederra had been placed on the kidney transplant list after beginning therapy with the System One. Two years later, in August of 2010, Tederra received a successful kidney transplant.

Today, Tederra is a certified hemodialysis technician. Inspired and intrigued with her mother's therapy, Tederra's daughter, Ternisha, wishes to pursue a career in healthcare and will begin classes this fall at Florida State University College of Medicine.

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 conventi
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