Puerto Rico’s Slow-Going Recovery Means New Hardships for Dialysis Patients

April 13, 2018

(Kaiser Health News) – Hurricane Maria totaled Vieques’ hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic. That set off an ongoing crisis for patients with kidney failure such as Garcia — who cannot survive without dialysis and for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center in Humacao on Puerto Rico’s main island, including treatment, takes at least 12 hours.

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