The rate of infections is growing rapidly in the Chronic Kidney Disease Community - especially among Dialysis patients. In fact, infections have unfortunately rapidly become the second most commonly known cause of death for those conducting Dialysis, according to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health). Patients and loved ones are looking for every option to limit the risk of life-threatening infections. Well, most patients do not realize that the dialysis bag that they are taking to-and-from treatments may actually contain more germs (bacteria or viruses) than the average toilet flush, and if they switch their bag to a better option provided by KidneyBuzz.com, then they may be able to win $50.00.
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Researchers from Initial Washroom Hygiene (hygiene and washroom services company) swabbed common bags and found that "twenty percent (20%) of handbags swabbed had levels of bacteria-related contamination which could potentially cross-contaminate other surfaces -- and contained more germs than the average toilet flush," according to CBS News (New York). These shocking figures may perhaps be even worse for Dialysis patients who regularly take their bags in and out of high-germ Dialysis Centers, public bathrooms, and more without ever thinking to wash them. Moreover, some patients carry fruit and food in their bag that they eat during treatments which could be dangerous. This is why every Dialysis patient should order the washable and durable "Grab Bag" to help limit and control bacteria and infections (click here).
Bags come into "regular contact with our hands and a variety of surfaces, so the risk of transferring different germs onto them is very high, especially as bags are rarely cleaned," noted Peter Barratt. Hence, bacteria or viruses that are on the bags, can easily be transferred via hands onto other surfaces including the body and even potentially the Fistula. Leather bags were the most likely to contain the most bacteria because the spongy material is a perfect breeding ground, according to the study.
Click here to get your bag today and enter in a chance to WIN $50.00 from KidneyBuzz.com. Every Dialysis patient needs the Dialysis Patient "Grab Bag" regardless of whether they win the $50.00, but what a great possible bonus (you can double your money, if you win). Learn more about the $50.00 give-away here.
The KidneyBuzz.com Dialysis Patient "Grab Bag" is tailored for Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis patients and is stylish, accented with an inspirational message as well as spacious enough to hold supplies such as blankets, small pillows, a change of clothing, gloves, scarf, socks, electronics, etc. Also, Home Dialysis patients can greatly benefit by having a designated Dialysis Bag for treatments.
Take a look at the following testimonials:
- John Crammer: Wow! I was so impressed by the quality of this bag. It holds everything! Thanks!
- Beth Huntsman: I was carrying a leather bag for YEARS. I was constantly getting sick. I had no idea why. The last straw was when I had a fistula infection. I saw this bag and wash it once a week. Very happy.
- Joan Robertson: I am going to tell everyone I know especially people that want a transplant about this bag. We all carry bags and never wash them. They just do not tell you this stuff at dialysis. Thanx KidneyBuzz!
We understand that the Dialysis Patient's life is not stress-free, there are many challenges, including maintaining their health and even their very life. The Dialysis Patient "Grab Bag" highlights the fact that we at KidneyBuzz.com have your back and will work tirelessly to help address patients' issues and concerns because we care.
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