Haemodialysis and Transplantation Facilities in South Africa

  • KI Furman


The provIsion of services in South Africa for patients suffering from chronic renal failure is inadequate in terms of nationai requirements. A survey of the available facilities made in July 1973 showed that 14 maintenance haemodialysis centres had a total of 39 dialysing stations capable of treating 143 patients. Five centres had established programmes for renal transplantation. The total number of renal failure survivors on treatment included 90 patients on maintenance dialysis and 144 patients with grafts.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48. 748 (1974).

Author Biography

KI Furman
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135