Home hemodialysis for a child

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Learn what is involved in performing home hemodialysis and how it can benefit your child.

Key points

  • Home hemodialysis can be done in your child's bedroom during the day or while your child is sleeping at night.
  • Home hemodialysis has a number of benefits, including more independence and flexibility in caring for your child, the need for fewer medications and less absence from school.
  • Your child should weigh more than 20 kg and have a working central venous line before they start home hemodialysis.
  • You must be physically able to operate the equipment and commit time to training, performing the dialysis properly for at least a year and solving any problems that might occur at home.
Last updated: July 30th 2014