The Grade 9 students walked a few blocks from Brandcliff House to visit Nipro Healthcare. Nipro sells dialysis machines and also does the training on these machines. Mrs Burger first explained the workings of the kidneys and the blood, and what treatments can be done in case kidney failure sets in. She also told us what can cause kidney failure – diabetes, smoking, drugs, chronic medication and hereditary diseases to name the major causes. She then demonstrated the working of the dialysis machine!