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In this question you will be assessed on using good English, organising information
clearly and using specialist terms where appropriate.

A person with kidney disease could be treated either by using a dialysis
machine or by a kidney transplant operation.

Compare the advantages and disadvantages of these two methods of
treatment.

Use your knowledge and understanding of the two methods in your answer.



Dialysis filters blood to restore its concentration levels via diffusion.
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Transplantation replaces a diseased kidney with a healthy one.
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Dialysis is available to all and drug free. However, it is expensive and
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time consuming and can lead to secondary infections. Transplantation
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allow the patient to lead a normal life free from dietary restrictions. It is
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cheaper dialysis and does not cause secondary issues. Unfortunately,
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Patients have to take immuno-suppressant drugs to stop organ rejection.
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All operations, including transplants, carry a risk of complication.
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