10,000 needles – a milestone in dialysis

Ivana is a familiar face at Dandenong Hospital’s Dialysis Unit and she has recently celebrated a remarkable milestone in receiving her 10,000th needle as part of her treatment.

Over 26 years of haemodialysis, Ivana has clocked up some  15,560 hours of dialysis in more than 4,000 sessions across five dialysis centres!

Ivana, who is proactive in her own self-care and health management, celebrated her milestone with a party and customised cake and surrounded by many of the friendly employees who’ve been part of her journey.