Kidney and bladder health

11 October 2004

When and why is dialysis given?

When end-stage renal failure occurs treatment is necessary to replace the function of the kidneys. Dialysis is a life-saving option until a suitable organ donor is found, but it is not a cure for end-stage renal failure.

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When end-stage renal failure occurs treatment is necessary to replace the function of the kidneys. Dialysis is a life-saving option until a suitable organ donor is found, but it is not a cure for end-stage renal failure.

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