Nephrology | Dialysis

Kidney Dialysis

What is Hemodialysis?

In very simple terms the kidneys "clean" your blood of waste products. Dialysis mimics the normal function of human kidneys. A pump (the dialysis machine) moves your blood through a filter (called a dialyzer). Blood passes on one side of the filter and a special solution (produced by the machine) passes on the other side. This solution draws excess fluids and waste out of your blood and through the filter. Your blood cells cannot pass through the filter's fine pores.

Approximately 217,000 Americans receive kidney dialysis. Since the late 1960s, this procedure has been used in place of kidneys damaged by disease, birth defects, or injury. Dialysis may be temporary (until the kidneys resume functioning), or until the patient receives a transplant, or for a lifetime if those options are not available.

Trinity Health:
Kidney Dialysis Unit

The Trinity kidney dialysis unit in Minot was opened in December 1977. The unit is located on the fourth floor of the Trinity Health-St. Joes building. The unit is open Monday through Saturday, during normal working hours. The direct phone number is (701) 857-5404

Trinity Lenoir Dialysis Center

The Trinity Lenoir Dialysis Center in Belcourt was opened in June 1990. The unit is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from early morning until late afternoon. The direct phone number to the unit is (701) 477-5915.

Trinity Hospital Lenoir Dialysis Center
1310 Hospital Loop Road
PO Box 1020
Belcourt, ND 58316

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