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Types of dialysis

Types of dialysis
There are different types of dialysis, called haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Peritoneal dialysis is always done in your home but there are two different types.

Haemodialysis can be done either by you in your home, or by travelling regularly to a dialysis unit (centre-based haemodialysis).

Choosing the best type of dialysis for you

It’s important to find out which type of home dialysis will suit you best, peritoneal dialysis (PD) or home haemodialysis (Home HD). If the most suitable option of dialysis is chosen, the impact on you will be less. If you’re making the decision to start dialysis you may want to answer these questions:

  • Where and how should I do my dialysis?
  • How will my lifestyle be affected?
  • Will I be able to cope living with dialysis?
  • How can I stay healthy and travel on dialysis?

Useful information

For more information on peritoneal dialysis, click here.

For more information on home haemodialysis, click here.

For more information on centre-based haemodialysis, click here.

Read more information on our mobile haemodialysis service. 

Research in dialysis

During the 54th ANZSN Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2018, consumer sessions were held to showcase the new research being conducted. 

John Knight is a part-time professorial fellow in the renal and metabolic division of The George Institute for Global Health, where his academic research explores the clinical and economic outcomes of dialysis in resource-constrained environments. He is also the Medical Director of Ellen Medical Devices, a company formed by the George Institute to commercialise the winning entry in the Affordable Dialysis Prize. 

John Knight presents on recent innovations in dialysis, the portable wearable kidney, and the affordable dialysis system.

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