A kidney transplant (also known as a renal transplant) is an end-stage renal failure treatment method once kidney function—including the ability to remove waste from the body—is irreversibly reduced to below 15 of the norm. Kidney dialysis results from two procedures: haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. This page educates about haemodialysis.
Haemodialysis is a procedure that filters the impurities in blood and regulates the blood's chemicals and fluids. For haemodialysis, a cannula is inserted into the patient's arm, and blood is removed from one hand using a syringe, while blood that undergoes cleaning is returned to the patient via a second syringe.
The blood flows out of the center by the first needle and then is treated outside the body via a dialysis machine's inner tubing and the dialyzer. The dialyzer then cleans the blood before returning it to the bloodstream of the patient.
Though the dialysis machine may seem like a more modern alternative to nature as a whole, it performs a modern replacement for the kidneys that a patient has lost to an illness, fever, or accident. A dialysis machine circulates a chemical solution called dialysate to the patient, removes waste from the patient's blood, and then returns the fluid to the patient.
At BKC Hospital, haemodialysis equipment is used to process the patient's blood. Every 14 haemodialysis machines are used to cleanse 13 of them in our haemodialysis unit and an additional 1 in the ICU. We have a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis plant here. This machine decreases the amount of electrolyte contaminants.