Welcome to Baxter Empowers!

An essential online resource for renal healthcare professionals and patients living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This interactive site features a wealth of information about kidney disease and treatment options, and offers visitors a variety of educational tools. Patients should see their doctor to discuss their health condition.

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Now available!

CKD&Me is a free app that will help you and your healthcare team to make the best treatment decisions throughout your CKD journey.

what is ckd people

What is CKD and how is it treated?

Increase your understanding of kidneys and CKD, and learn how to manage your life with CKD, work with your healthcare team, and review CKD treatment options and the types of dialysis.

how pd works

How peritoneal dialysis works

Learn how peritoneal dialysis works.

prearing for pd people

Preparing for, and doing your PD treatment

Familiarize yourself with the daily process: from preparation, to hand washing, to connection and disconnection.

Living well people

Living well as a patient on PD

Gain more control over your life with information on managing peritoneal dialysis, including details on fluid management, exit-site care and home delivery services.

Knowledge center

Knowledge center

Look up valuable information related to living with CKD: treatment options, managing fluids, understanding dietary requirements, and more.

Get support

Get support in your kidney disease

Discover organizations that help people with kidney disease and their loved ones; whether you are seeking information, tools or just someone to talk to.