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The employment of SCNCM will have both helpful and harmful effects on the general public.


1. As in any surgery, complications are a possibility; this could lead to a permanent disability or (in extreme cases) death for the patient. The body is capable of rejecting part or all of the implanted system.

2. Because of the complicated construction of the system, there will be an initial higher cost than current treatments, which have the cost extended over time.


1. Improved efficiency over time- with sufficient development, the efficiency of the system could rival that of a natural kidney, if not surpass it.

2. Ease of use is a large issue with most kidney dialysis patients. With this system, there would be no need of spending hours a day hooked up to a machine. One would be free to go on with life as if nothing were wrong. A recipient could expect to return to a normal lifestyle as soon as they have recovered from surgery.

3. Because there is only one invasive procedure, patients have a severely reduced chance of complications. Dialysis treatments today often require the use of intravenous needles for the removal of toxins; these openings can regularly result in infections, which are sometimes fatal for the already fatigued patient.