What’s Inside

Rosenbloom Appointed to High-Level Quality Committee at USC Hospitals

On April 1, 2011, I was appointed to the Quality Committee of The Governing Boards of USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital by C.L. Max Nikias, Chair of the Governing Boards and President of the University of Southern California.

This important committee deals with quality assurance and patient safety issues at both USC hospitals, and is composed of less than 20 individuals, primarily from the hospitals' medical and administrative staffs. I am the first, and to date, the only lay person and patient representative to be appointed to the Quality Committee.

NxStageUsers

Since March 2010, I have been very active in NxStageUsers, the largest dialyzor-based, home hemodialysis organization in the nation. I was recently elected to the organization's Board of Directors as Secretary. I also serve as chair of the communications committee.

On May 10, 2011, we held a Home Dialysis Briefing on Capitol Hill for Congress, which highlighted recent advances in rehabilitative dialysis treatment. We are now organizing our 2nd Annual Meet-Up & Conference for October 2-5, 2011 in New Orleans.

For more information on NxStageUsers, conference registration and our advocacy work on behalf of dialysis patients, go to our web site at www.nxstageusers.com

Becoming Me

The memoir of an erudite, music loving, left-handed woodworker

Read my account of perseverance and optimism, from the loss of my kidneys in 2002 to six years on dialysis and ultimately a successful organ transplant in August 2008. As my story unfolds, often with wit and humor, I share key life experiences and the people that shaped my character and life philosophy.

Read excerpts of my new book.

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Rosenbloom Interviewed on KidneyTalk! by RSN's Lori Hartwell

I was recently interviewed for Renal Support Network's KidneyTalk! podcast by RSN founder and nationally-known patient advocate, Lori Hartwell. She asked me to share the emotional and physical evolution I've experienced while dealing with the many challenges of kidney failure, dialysis and transplantation over the last nine years. I talked not only about how the disease affected me, but also my wife and care partner, Linda. And how after two, abortive attempts at receiving a kidney from a live donor, I charted a new treatment course (home hemodialysis) toward successfully taking control of my life again and becoming a full-time, kidney patient advocate and educator.

Listen to full 30 minute interview
http://www.rsnhope.org/programs/kidneytalkshows/Rosenbloom_David/Rosenbloom_David_050911.php