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Vascular Access

  • Access Wear - find sweatshirts and sweatpants designed by dialysis nurses for people with an AV fistula, graft, or catheter. Stay warm and stay covered!
  • Fistula First - a fistula is the preferred type of vascular access (a way to get the blood to and from the artificial kidney), your lifeline if you choose hemodialysis; this grid was compiled as part of Medicare's Fistula First program to increase the use of fistulas in the U.S.