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At SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, an expert team of physicians and nurses provide quality care for patients with renal failure, using dialysis as a bridge to kidney transplantation for children of all ages.

The outpatient pediatric Dialysis Unit is located on the third floor and can accommodate up to four patients at a time. Because dialysis patients are in the hospital for several hours at a time, we want to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible. We provide several resources and distractions:

Child Life Services

Dialysis Social Worker

DVD players and televisions

Laptop and video games

Shining Star School

Starlight Fun Center

Cardinal Glennon’s dialysis team is also responsible for providing dialysis to inpatients with portable dialysis machines. For families who choose to dialyze at home, education is provided and home peritoneal dialysis is arranged.

Additional Resources

Watch videos about How the Body Works and learn more about your child's health in our KidsHealth library and resource center.

Contact Us

To reach the Dialysis Unit, please call 314-268-6423.

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