Improving Chances of Graft Survival

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Improving Chances


We have a theory that the food waste containers we have in our kitchens are a breeding and incubation area for nasty bacteria that is harmful to patients with a low immune system associated with dialysis and an even lower immune system for those on immunosuppressants especially those on triple therapy immunosppressants.


We think that a kitchen waste disposal will be better as the food is ground down and flushed away and re harvested as “fish food” in the water treatment plants.


Without the waste disposal we believe there is a mathematically greater chance of infection and subsequent rejection of the graft as there a high and preventable exposure to the rotting food.


Has anyone any information on the relative environmental benefits of food recycled in the brown bins or food recycled commercially in the water treatment plants?


Can anyone confirm or dispel our theory of our preference of avoiding contact with the bacteria breeding and incubation containers?


Can anyone confirm that water treatment plants or recycling companies actually can make use of the rotting food (either harvested by the brown box or water treatment plant) or is it just a political idea with no real and sustainable environmental benefit?


If there our theory is supported can it be regarded as best practice and recommended to renal patients?





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