This Chinese guy made his own kidney dialysis machine1/24/2013
Next time you're battling your health insurer over an unpaid claim, just think: You could always be a Chinese man with kidney problems, hooked up to a DIY dialysis machine. Hu Songwen underwent hospital dialysis for six years, until the roughly $80 treatments left him financially destitute. He created a dialysis machine using a blood pump, plastic tubing and, we're betting, entirely too many staples. Hu's case went viral in China last summer, and he could now benefit from a new program providing the service to rural villagers at low cost — but he says the closest hospital is too crowded and far away. [Source]
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