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Dialysis clinics are stalled while awaiting certification

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Because of a surge in patients and a shortage of dialysis clinics, Waialua resident Nestor Marcos’ dialysis treatments begin at 8:15 p.m. and end after midnight, at least three days a week. “Afterwards I’m tired. I feel weak,” said Marcos, who received treatment Friday at Liberty Dialysis Waipahu. “The worst part is I have to drive at night. … I get home at about 1:30 a.m. It’s dangerous. Right now, no more choice.”

A surge of 700 new Hawaii kidney dialysis patients a year is driving an increase in treatment facilities statewide. Read more

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