What is it?
Hemodialysis is required when the body’s kidneys can no longer do their job of cleaning the body’s blood, often because of damage to the kidneys caused by diabetes.
Who is it for?
Hemodialysis is for patients whose kidneys have stopped working properly, and who need regular hemodialysis treatments to stay alive.
Where is it offered?
The Hemodialysis Unit is based in Mistissini with services in Mistissini and Chisasibi.
What is it like?
Working with a nurse who will support you, you will connect yourself to the hemodialysis machine, which will then clean your blood. This must be done approximately three to five times per week. It is not painful, but it is time-consuming.
How long does it last?
Each hemodialysis session takes several hours. You have to do this three to five times a week.
How can I get this service?
To get this service, ask for an appointment with a nurse or a doctor at your CMC, so you can discuss your needs with them. They will refer you to the Hemodialysis Unit.
Where can I learn more?
Ask your doctor for more information.