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When your kidneys are healthy, they clean your blood. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, you need treatment to replace the work your kidneys used to do. Unless you have a kidney transplant, you will need a treatment called dialysis.

There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Both types filter your blood to rid your body of harmful wastes, extra salt and water. Hemodialysis does that with a machine. Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen, called the peritoneal membrane, to filter your blood. Each type has both risks and benefits. They also require that you follow a special diet. Your doctor can help you decide the best type of dialysis for you.
Damaged liver treated in perfusion machine for three days and then implanted into a cancer patient

Damaged liver treated in perfusion machine for three days and then implanted into a cancer patient

SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect a specialized type of kidney cell

SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect a specialized type of kidney cell

Immune system–related differences in dialysis, kidney transplant patients are amplified by SARS-CoV-2

Immune system–related differences in dialysis, kidney transplant patients are amplified by SARS-CoV-2

Identification of genetic variant provides a big step for precision medicine in dialysis

Identification of genetic variant provides a big step for precision medicine in dialysis

Researchers develop a novel process to desalinate whey

Researchers develop a novel process to desalinate whey

New method can improve the drug testing process

New method can improve the drug testing process

Study provides insights into genetic landscape of common inherited kidney disease

Study provides insights into genetic landscape of common inherited kidney disease

Stem cell treatment could improve the quality of donor kidneys

Stem cell treatment could improve the quality of donor kidneys

Coronavirus attacking microRNA numbers reduce with age

Coronavirus attacking microRNA numbers reduce with age

Blood Filter May Calm The Cytokine Storm Of COVID-19

Blood Filter May Calm The Cytokine Storm Of COVID-19