Dialysis and Transplants

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  • Created on: 22-04-08 20:26

Haemodialysis

  • Blood fed into machine through tubes
  • Dialysing fluid sparated from blood by a partially permeable membrane
  • Waste in the blood diffuses into dialysing fluid
  • Essential ions, minerals and glucose are not lost as the same level are found in the dialysing fluid
  • Has to be carried out at regular intervals
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Kidney Transplants

  • Donor must have similar tissue type to lower the risk of rejection
  • REJECTION= where the body's immune system rejects an organ because it hads different a tissue type
  • Immuno suppressant drugs are used to lower the immune sytem and therefore the risk of rejection
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