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Types of dialysis

Types of dialysis

There are different types of dialysis, called haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Peritoneal dialysis is always done in your home but there are two different types.

Haemodialysis can be done either by you in your home, or by travelling regularly to a dialysis unit (centre-based haemodialysis).

Choosing the best type of dialysis for you

It’s important to find out which type of home dialysis will suit you best, peritoneal dialysis (PD) or home haemodialysis (Home HD). If the most suitable option of dialysis is chosen, the impact on you will be less. If you’re making the decision to start dialysis you may want to answer these questions:

  • Where and how should I do my dialysis?
  • How will my lifestyle be affected?
  • Will I be able to cope living with dialysis?
  • How can I stay healthy and travel on dialysis?

Useful information

For more information on peritoneal dialysis, click here.

For more information on home haemodialysis, click here.

For more information on centre-based haemodialysis, click here.

Read more information on our mobile haemodialysis service. 

Take a break and book holiday dialysis on the Big Red Kidney Bus. 

Big Red Kidney Bus

The Big Red Kidney Buses are open to all Australians on hospital, satellite or home haemodialysis. The buses travel to popular holiday destinations across Victoria and NSW, where they are located for up to six weeks at a time, staffed by experienced dialysis nurses and renal technicians. Find out more here. 



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