'Cardiff’ peritoneal dialysis machine, England, 1965-1970

Made:
1965-1970 in Cheadle Hulme
maker:
Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Limited

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"Cardiff" peritoneal dialysis machine by Hawker Siddeley, England, 1965-1970

When a person’s kidneys fail, waste products cannot be removed from the blood. Serious illness inevitably follows and dialysis is one way of treating the condition. This machine was used for peritoneal dialysis. Dialysis fluid was inserted into the membrane in the abdomen, known as the peritoneum, which then cleaned the waste products out when the fluid was removed. This was only a short term solution and if kidney failure was ongoing a transplant may have been needed.

The machine was made by Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Ltd and was donated to the Science Museum’s collections by Stobhill General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1987-455
Materials:
aluminium, plastic, stainless steel, steel
type:
kidney dialysis machine
credit:
Stobhill General Hospital
status:
Permanent collection

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