• Often recommended if your veins aren’t suitable for a fistula

How it’s made:


The surgeon will connect an artery and a vein using an artificial blood vessel. This makes a strong blood vessel called a graft (also known as an AVG or arteriovenous graft). A graft can usually be used four weeks after surgery.


How it works:


The staff at the dialysis unit will gently insert two needles into the graft for your treatment. One needle takes blood to the hemodialysis machine to filter it. The other needle returns the blood to your body.




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