Q: What is kidney dialysis?

Q: What is kidney dialysis?

A: Kidney dialysis or hemodialysis is the process by which a kidney machine cleans out waste products and removes excess fluid from your blood when your own kidneys cannot do the job alone.

Q: Does dialysis hurt?

A: Once the treatment is started, there is no pain. Just like you do not feel pain while your blood is circulating through your body.

Q: What may I bring to treatment?

A: Your comfort is important. You are encouraged to bring the blanket, headphones and pillow that you will receive as a new patient. You may also bring snacks to eat while being treated.