In-Center Dialysis

Home hemodialysis combines the use of a dialysis machine with the convenience of being at home for improved quality of life and the ability to control your own schedule.

  • Where: Dialysis center
  • Frequency: 3 treatments per week (on average)
  • Time: 3 to 5 hours for each treatment. This varies by patient based on individual needs determined by the nephrologist.
  • What happens during treatment: Blood travels through tubes from the body, cycles through a special filter (called the dialyzer), then goes back into the body. This continuous cycling of your blood allows the filter to remove waste products and excess fluid. Though it can vary based on the dialysis machine in use, there is approximately one cup of blood outside the body at any point during treatment.