Kidney Disease and Predialysis Classes

These classes, for Group Health patients with kidney disease as well as their families and friends, cover treatment choices, coping with chronic illness, dialysis, diet and nutrition, and organ transplants.

There is no charge, unless your plan has a deductible for classes. Check your health plan for details.

Registration is required — space is limited and classes fill quickly. Contact Bianca Grados at 206-326-2367 or Barbara Placek at 206-326-3246.

Kidney Disease Treatment Choices

Introduction and emphasis on dialysis choices: hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and dialysis access. Presenters include dialysis patient and a registered nurse.

Emphasis on your concerns and fears about treatment vs. non-treatment, and pre-dialysis issues.

Thursday, July 16
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tacoma South Center
Room W102

Kidney/Pancreas Transplant

Information and discussion of kidney and pancreas transplant issues. Presenters include a transplant recipient and donor, and the registered nurse who is transplant coordinator at the University of Washington Kidny/Pancreas Transplant Center.

Wednesday, July 22
1:30-4 p.m.
Seattle - Capitol Hill Campus
South Building, room 324