New Dialysis Machine

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DeanH
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New Dialysis Machine

Post by DeanH »

For anyone that might be interested:

http://www.kidney.org.uk/home/news-2/fi ... s-machine/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34630564

Its information about a new dialysis machine by Quanta that has been in development for a while and looks to be set for trial in the UK and across Europe later on.
Dibs
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Re: New Dialysis Machine

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Another interesting BBC item:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34505242
It might be a bit too far away for us, but maybe for our children?
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Re: New Dialysis Machine

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Wow its amazing. Personally I think stem cell technology is wonderful although I appreciate that a lot of people have different views. Combine that with 3d printers, it's science fiction come true. I think it's a lot closer than for our children. The only thing stopping us from benefiting is the usual - money :(
Dibs
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Development and testing would be expensive, but the potential savings must be enormous.
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The Quanta's been a while coming. I tested what I think was the prototype model many many years ago.
Only problem with the Beebs report is it makes out like home heamo is a new thing. Serious reporting error there.!
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Re: New Dialysis Machine

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Advances in dialysis seem slow, 3D printing an organ is something that will never happen in my lifetime, if ever.

More education is needed for organ donation to help those able to have a transplant and better dialysis methods for those who can't.

Along with health education it should work together to reduce the numbers requiring dialysis and transplant.
Now 35 with Alports and I had my first kidney-versary 18th feb 2013....I hope to have many more.

My living donor and his family are doing all well.

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