This Girl Is Just 17 Years Old, And She Is Going To Revolutionize Modern Medicine
When you think of science projects, you might think of papier mache volcanos or model rockets. Maybe an elaborate demonstration of a chemical reaction.
When it came time for Anya Pogharian's science project, she thought of affordable kidney dialyses procedures.
For a little context, the assignment in her science class called for 10 hours.
When a Kidney fails, the body still is in dire need of these procedures! And that's where a dialysis machine comes in.
Kidney failure does not discriminate based on income, and the unfortunate truth is these machines are just not in the cards for many low-income people suffering from kidney failure.
Her machine would cost patients around $500, which is hardly a drop in the bucket compared to the $30,000 it would cost when using a hospital machine.