A child whose kidneys do not work normally may need dialysis to filter waste and extra fluids from the blood. Seattle Children’s offers dialysis for patients who are staying in the hospital and for those who are not.
We specialize in treating young patients, including the smallest children. Our medical equipment fits babies through teens, and we work hard to make treatments as comfortable as possible for your child and your family. Seattle Children’s has the only dialysis program specifically for children in the state of Washington.
Seattle Children’s dialysis unit was recently expanded and renovated with patient family input. It features state-of-the-art equipment, an additional 630 square feet of bright open space, and design elements that give greater comfort and privacy to patients and families.
We provide training and support for dialysis at home. We also teach families and caregivers how to provide dialysis at home for children in Alaska, Idaho and Montana, as well as in Washington state. To meet your child's needs, our dialysis services include school programs, support from child life specialists, social work services and nutrition education.
Awards and Recognition
In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s Nephrology program 5th best in the country.