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Kidney Failure in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

Kidney failure in children can happen suddenly or over time. In either case, turn to our pediatric nephrology specialists for help. We have the largest children's kidney care program in West Michigan and have been nationally-recognized for treating kidney disease at all stages. We offer dialysis and perform kidney transplants for children or teenagers who need them. We can guide your family's journey, too.

Kidney failure means the kidneys slow down or stop properly filtering wastes from the body. Waste products and toxic substances can then build up in the blood. Dialysis can serve as a filter in place of the kidneys when kidney failure reaches end stage. For some individuals, a transplant may be needed.