Australian colleagues launch Green Dialysis website
The strap line for the new Green Dialysis website is "eco-dialysis… a more thoughtful future".
http://greendialysis.org/ documents the eco-journey of the Barwon Health Renal Service, which began with helping home haemodialysis patients to cut their water bills. They soon saw the benefits of water recycling for in-centre dialysis too, where RO reject water is now employed for surgical instrument sterilisation, among other uses. Over all the service is now reclaiming and reusing up to 100,000L reject water per week.
Beginning with water, the team has extended its green initiatives to solar-assisted HD, with the installation of a photovoltaic array used to power their 4-chair home HD training facility. Next on their list are waste management and eco-building design.
Professor Agar and his team have done a great job! The site is refreshingly full of real things in enough detail to be able to understand them.
It is wonderful to know that we are building a community of people working towards sustainable kidney care which extends around the world. We would love to hear from more international collaborators too!