Advantages and Disadvantages of Dialysis

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  • Created on: 06-05-17 23:11

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dialysis


  • It is readily available, so the patient doesn't need to wait.
  • No chance of rejection.
  • No need for major surgery.
  • No need to take drugs, such as immuno-suppressants.


  • Kidney dialysis requires expensive machinery.
  • The patient has to do dialysis at least 2-3 times a week for 4-6 hours at a time, so it is very time consuming.
  • The patient has to monitor their diet carefully.
  • It is painful for the patient
  • Can cause infections
  • It is more expensive yearly compared to kidney transplants for the NHS.
  • It can cause blood clots.



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