Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2013

Dialysis Support Group releases education video

The Cherokee Dialysis Support Group has announced the completion and release of a new educational video/documentary called “Intro to Dialysis”.  The idea of making this DVD for dialysis patients came from local Cherokee resident Sam Otter.  The DVD, produced and made by Raven’s Eye Media, spotlights the 7 Clans Dialysis Center staff located in Birdtown on the Qualla Boundary and several dialysis patients, including Otter, giving informative interviews regarding the dialysis process.

Otter, Jim Driver, and Sally Sampson, all dialysis patients, give first-hand accounts of their dialysis treatment and what procedures new dialysis patients can expect.  This DVD can also be used not only for new dialysis patients but for anyone who would like to learn about dialysis treatment.  Raising awareness of dialysis treatment hopefully, will eliminate some of the confusion for dialysis patients and their family members.

Otter stated, “I started my dialysis treatment without knowing what to expect, I wish I had this DVD to watch when I began my treatment”.

This video was made possible from the money raised at the Mother’s Day 5K and silent auction held with the help of Cherokee Choices Diabetes Prevention Program.  If you have any questions about dialysis treatment, please call the 7 Clans Dialysis Center 497-6866.

– Cherokee Dialysis Support group

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