Is it safe to reuse my dialyzer each dialysis treatment?

With proper cleaning, it is generally safe to reuse your dialyzer each dialysis treatment. Before you reuse your dialyzer, your dialysis center cleans it according to careful guidelines. Before each treatment, your dialyzer must be tested to make sure it is still working well. If your dialyzer no longer works well, it should be discarded and you should be given a new one. Ask your dialysis care team if they have tested your dialyzer and if it still works well.

If you do not wish to reuse your dialyzer, your center may be willing to provide you with a new dialyzer for each treatment. Ask about the center's policy on reuse.

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