Hemodialysis (HD) involves removal of waste products, electrolytes, and fluid from your blood at a dialysis center using a machine that pumps your blood through an artificial kidney called a dialyzer. Before you can do Hemodialysis a surgeon must place one of several kinds of ports into your body, in order to get frequent access to your blood.
In-center hemodialysis (ICH) – Usually done 3 times a week but some facilities offer nocturnal and daily schedules. This option allows you to interact with others on dialysis.
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