The links contained as sub-sectors are some of the useful sites, especially in Europe where good work is being done…

  1. The Green Nephrology Programme, a partnership between the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, the Renal Association, the British Renal Society, NHS Kidney Care, the NHS Sustainable Development Unit, the National Kidney Federation, and the Association of Renal Industries. A global leader in making sustainable changes to renal care.

  2. Kidney Health Australia has a page on their Home Dialysis website which identifies the importance of considering the environment and measures in which can be employed to minimise the impact of dialysis at home.

  3. In 2009, the EDTNA/ERCA & Fresenius Medical Care set up a project called “Go Green in Dialysis” and published the “Environmental Guidelines for Dialysis Handbook”. This Handbook, released in 2011, takes into account the increasing impact on the environment, water consumption, waste water generation, energy consumption, clinical waste incineration and CO2 emission caused by haemodialysis. It is a valuable resource, and free for EDTNA members, or can be purchased through the EDTNA website.

A book review of the handbook can also be found in the Renal Society of Australasia Journal.