Lurie Children’s Dialysis Program treats patients with end-stage kidney disease (or ESKD) and has the only free-standing pediatric dialysis unit in the state of Illinois. We opened a 10-station hemodialysis unit that also contains our home-based peritoneal dialysis unit, in the vicinity of the hospital for outpatient dialysis needs. We partner with DaVita, the largest adult dialysis provider in the nation, to leverage extensive data and research to constantly improve our program and services to the pediatric populations we serve.
Dialysis is used to remove waste, as well as regulate chemicals in the bloodstream. We provide in-center hemodialysis, as well as training and care for home-based peritoneal and hemodialysis, as required by our patients. We treat the youngest babies through adolescents.