Treatment with hemodialysis (an artificial kidney apparatus) is one of the most expensive lifestyle treatments and is used in patients with chronic kidney disease in stage V. In the absence of a state program of transplantation, such patients without hemodialysis are doomed to death. Annually the number of patients requiring hemodialysis increases by at least 10-12%. This trend will continue in the future.
The provision of dialysis treatment in civilized countries ranges from 1,800 patients to 1 million people in Japan and the United States to 1,000 patients in Western Europe. From all other European countries, including the countries of the former USSR, Ukraine ranks last with 140 patients per 1 million population.
At present, in the Lviv region, the situation is not the worst in comparison with Ukraine - almost 400 patients receive hemodialysis treatment. However, in the queue for urgent treatment, there are also at least 400 patients who have a ghostly prospect of waiting for a dreamed-up treatment. Despite the recent establishment of regional dialysis centers in Chervonograd, Novo-Yavorivska, Turki, Drohobych, this in no way solves the global problem of hemodialysis for all who need such treatment.
Under such conditions, while taking care first of all about the health and preservation of the lives of citizens with chronic kidney disease, the charitable organization "Charitable Foundation - the Hospital named after Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Curia of the Lviv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church" decided to open the dialysis center in order to provide accessible hemodialysis assistance to those patients who are unreasonably refused treatment in the Lviv OCL.
Our dialysis center, with the assistance of Baxter Corporation (USA), is equipped with state of the art hemodialysis equipment, which allows only traditional hemodialysis, but hemodiafiltration in on-line and hemofiltration. The consumables used in our center are purchased directly from the manufacturer without any "attractive schemes" and offshore and have a price of at least 30-35% lower than that purchased for budget funds for the needs of the Lviv OKL.