99 per cent of kidney failure patients forced to undergo dialysis treatment throughout their life - News Summed Up

99 per cent of kidney failure patients forced to undergo dialysis treatment throughout their life


Almost 40,000 patients sought haemodialysis and peritoneal treatments in 2016, and 8,000 new cases were reported the following year. Ali said almost 40,000 patients sought haemodialysis and peritoneal treatments in 2016, and 8,000 new cases were reported the following year. "As the percentage of patients undergoing kidney transplantation in Malaysia is very low with at least 70 cases yearly, 99 per cent of kidney failure patients are forced to undergo dialysis treatment throughout their life. "The number of new patients seeking dialysis treatment is expected to increase to 100,000 patients by 2030 if there is no effective preventive measure and no increase in the kidney donation for transplant treatment," he said. At the event, Puspanita also donated two units of dialysis machines worth RM82,000 to the National Kidney Foundation.


Source: New Strait Times April 16, 2018 09:33 UTC


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