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Paediatric nurse and patient. Nurse holding a young patient's hand as they leave a dialysis treatment unit. Kidney dialysis, or haemodialysis, is a blood-filtering procedure that is used when the kidneys are unable to filter waste products from the blood. The process is carried out by a dialysis machine (blue, behind them), or dialyser, which takes several hours and needs to be repeated several times a week.
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