Dialysis Center/Frensenius Medical Care Macomb
523 East Grant Street
Macomb, IL 61455
The dialysis center is located just south of the hospital, next to the Westervelt Home.
The six-station center provides hemodialysis 12 hours a day, six days a week.
What is Hemodialysis?
Hemodialysis is the process of cleansing a person's blood because their kidneys no longer function properly. When functioning normally, the kidneys filter out waste products from the blood in the form of urine, stimulate the body to produce red blood cells, release hormones that help regulate growth and blood pressure and keep bones healthy. When the kidneys fail to perform those life-sustaining tasks, a person faces two options: transplant or dialysis.
During hemodialysis, needles are placed into a patient's vein and artery and blood is drawn through a machine acting as an artificial kidney. The artificial kidney machine cleanses the blood and returns it to the patient. The process normally needs to be done three times a week and can take four hours to complete.
Treatment Options Program (TOPS)
TOPS Specialist Jennifer Aspin offers treatment option classes locally. Persons with chronic kidney disease can contact Jennifer to schedule an appointment at (309) 698-8197. Information on kidney transplants, dialysis options including Home Peritoneal and Hemodialysis, in-center dialysis and conservative therapy are presented.