The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste products from the blood. Dialysis is a procedure that is a substitute for many of the normal functions of the kidneys. The kidneys are two organs located on either side in the back of the abdominal cavity. Dialysis can allow individuals to live productive and useful lives, even though their kidneys no longer work adequately. SIUT performs on average 1000 dialysis sessions per day. The institute has state of the art machinery and skilled technicians that perform dialysis on patients each day. Over 352,000 patients got their dialysis performed at SIUT in 2017. The rapid increase in kidney diseases and end-stage renal failure has also enhanced the number of dialysis patients that travel to SIUT each day.