Haemodialysis involves a filtering process to remove water and harmful wastes. Blood is pumped through a plastic tubing to a filtering device called a “dialyzer” or “artificial kidney”.
Every haemodialysis will be individualized but generally for an average-sized individual it takes an average of 4 hours per session and 3 treatments a week. You will need to travel to the dialysis centre and there is normally a fixed dialysis schedule for you. However, home haemodialysis is a viable option in certain cases.