Home-made Kidney Dialysis – Ultimate DIYHealth Hack

The Daily Mail and Medgadget reports on this man in China who does his own kidney dialysis 

Hu bought disused medical equipment, such as a blood pump and plastic tubingHu prepares his machineBottles of dialysis fluid, a pan for mixing and scales that Hu uses for his rough and ready treatment Hu Songwen

The machine works like an external kidney. It is made up of two compartments that are connected by a membrane (a film-like structure that allows only some particles to pass through it). 

Blood is pumped through one half of the machine, while the dialysis fluid is pumped through the other half.

Hu makes the dialysis fluid by mixing potassium chloride, sodium chloride and sodium hydrogen carbonate (bicarbonate) into purified water.

For the treatment, he inserts two tubes into his arm, which are connected to his dialysis machine. The blood is pumped out of his arm through one of the tubes, is filtered and then returned to his body via the other tube.

Hu bought disused medical equipment, such as a blood pump and plastic tubing

I wonder if our local Singapore startup, AWAK Technologies can beat that

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