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Find out more about some important treatments for kidney conditions



Dialysis uses special equipment or a machine to do what a healthy kidney does – remove waste products and excess water from the body




Cleans the blood during kidney failure, using a machine

A fistula joins an artery and a vein to form a larger, stronger blood vessel

A major treatment for chidren with kidney failure – a donor's healthy kidney is transplanted into the body

A deceased donor is someone who has recently died and whose healthy kidney is quickly removed to be transplanted

A living donor is someone who donates one of his or her healthy kidneys


Cleans the blood during kidney failure, using the lining of the abdomen (tummy)

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