Who is Professor John Agar?
Professor John Agar is a consulting renal physician in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
His interest in green dialysis arose from his beliefs in the benefits of longer hour more frequent haemodialysis in the home.
His pioneering work in Australia with nocturnal dialysis has led to improved health outcomes for patients on extended hour dialysis, but did not anticipate the inadvertent financial burden for patients as they moved from the dialysis centre into the home. In addition, the environmental impact of waste generation and resource consumption had not been appreciated.
Professor Agar is now encouraging other dialysis services around the world to ‘go green’ and now is an invited keynote speaker on the topic at international scientific meetings.