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The Edinburgh Renal Unit provides a renal service for the population of the Lothian and Borders region, about 850,000 people. This includes dialysis, acute renal failure, and outpatient services for renal disease.  

We provide top class training for medical, nursing and other staff, have major research groups looking at causes and treatments for kidney disease, and we produce this website and its educational sister-site edrep

See pages linked below for further information. 

One of Willem Kolff's first dialysis machines, made in 1945.  It was never used in Edinburgh, but you can read about our history  


In addition, from the Royal Infirmary a Renal Transplant service is provided to Lothian, the Borders, Fife, and Tayside, a population of 1.8 million, and a Liver Transplant service for the whole of Scotland. Pancreatic transplantation has been undertaken in Edinburgh since 2000. Information about transplantation can be seen on the pages on the Transplant unit.



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This page last modified 27.02.2017 12:55 by Emma Farrell. edren and edrep are produced by the Renal Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh. CAUTIONS and Contact us.