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Mesogeios, Greek Holiday Dialysis Chain sign up as group members
Global Dialysis is delighted to announce that the Mesogeios chain of Dialysis Centers across Greece has joined Global Dialysis as an annual member.

mesogeios_logo_enThe Mesogieos has six dialysis centers across Greece in wonderful locations, and centers in the group have regularly been achieving 5 star reviews and ratings since Global Dialysis first began back in 2000.

The dialysis centers are located in:

  • Heraklion, Crete
  • Faliro (south suburbs), Athens
  • Pallini (east suburbs), Athens
  • Serres, North Greece
  • Kalamata, Peloponnese
  • Halkida, Central Creece
People visit the Mesogeios Centers from all around the globe.· Nephrologists are available throughout dialysis and medical staff have reached the highest medical standards - ensuring knowledgeable care. There is 24 hour medical support and a multilingual team to manage the Fresenius 5008S dialysis machines.

Booking can be made directly with the centers using the following contact details:

T:· +30 2810 371 560
F:· +30 2810 371 570
E:· This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
W: www.mesogeios.gr

Read the Mesogeios Holiday Dialysis in Greece brochure.

As members of Global Dialysis the group now enjoy several benefits:
  • Membership of the largest global, ethical, independent organisation committed to empowering dialysis users and their care givers around the world
  • Their centres will be in bold at the top of searches and display the member badge to easily identify them
  • The centers can display their own logo, branding, web link and images
  • Global Dialysis will carry blog articles and press releases on www.globaldialysis.com for free. We actively use social networking too - so you will receive excellent exposure.
  • Be featured in newsletters, competitions and promotions
  • Opportunity to achieve membership to the exclusive 5 Star Global Dialysis Members Club for centres achieving the highest user scores
  • Plus each center can place 2 free job advertisements per year - so that's 12 free job adverts for the group!·
  • Two free centre searches per center per year - so that's 12 searches for their regular local patients per year
  • Global Dialysis donates 1% of all our revenue to kidney patient charities per year - the charities are nominated for and voted on by our members
To ensure the quality of our information our members need to meet minimum data entry requirements:
  • Centers need to manage your own centre data
  • The centre data needs to be updated a least annually
  • Centre data needs to include an email or fax to contact·
  • The center needs to show which type of dialysis you offer
  • We must be able to verify your centre details
Russell England, IT Director and Founder of Global Dialysis said "I am thrilled to have the Mesogeois Centers as members in Greece.· The group have been supportive throughout the lifetime of Global Dialysis - in fact I think we set up at around the same time in 2000. we look forward to working with them this year and developing our working relationship further. We are in discussion now with several other groups all around the word and will be making more announcements in the coming days".

Dialysis Centers wanting to sign up as members are urged to contact Katy Draper, Managing Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Membership costs just US$120 per year with discounts for centre groups.  Katy said "Centers need to attract just one new patient via www.globaldialysis.com to cover their investment in membership - this is without the added benefits of job advertisements and product discounts we are developing and will bring you very soon!"

 
English Greek dialysis phrase card launched - sponsored by The Saronic Holiday Dialysis Centre
Global Dialysis has launched the next edition in its popular series of translation phrase cards - and this time it's translating between English and Greek.

The team was delighted to receive help from The Saronic Holiday Dialysis Centre on Aegina, Greece.· "Dialysis centre manager, Michael Sekadakis, and his team, both sponsored and worked very hard to bring us the translation and we are delighted to show both letters from the Greek and "Western" alphabets. This makes it an extremely valuable too and will be used by the many diaysis users who travel to Aegina every year to take their vacations." said Katy Draper, Managing Director of www.globaldialysis.com

To download a pdf of the phase card visit here· English Greek phrase card

There are still a few days left to enter the Greek holiday competition.· Make sure you get your entry in in time for the closing date on 15th December.· This will be a lovely Christmas surprise for one dialysis user!

We are working on further translation cards but if your centre would like to help develop and sponsor one please get in touch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it There are many languages to cover all around the world!


 
Two new bloggers join the Global Dialysis team
Global Dialysis is pleased to extend a warm welcome to two fantastic new dialysis bloggers who joined the www.globaldialysis.com team this week. The Global Dialysis website is enjoying a huge revival after its revamped search and image was launched to the world stage earlier in November.·

gregGreg Collette is a dialysis user from Melbourne, Australia where he writes the the BigDandMe blog, about living with dialysis from the recipients’ viewpoint. On dialysis for 14 years, off and on, he's learned that regardless of changes in technologies or practices there are some fundamental actions that anyone can take to live well on the Big D.

Greg started BigDandMe blog on Easter Monday, 2009, to help other normal people whose kidneys have let them down (“kidney failure” is so judgmental!) deal with the daunting prospect of dialysis and transplant. Greg has run his own business for 23 years, working first as a technical writer, then as a knowledge and business process management consultant.· He's had two transplants, and returned to the Big D when my last transplant failed in November 2008.··

kamalThe second new blogger is Kamal Shah. Kamal is a hemodialysis user Hyderabad, India. He has been on dialysis for the last 13 years, six of them on PD, the rest on hemo and has been on daily nocturnal home hemodialysis from the last four and half years, doing pretty much everything himself.·

Kamal loves to travel and do short weekend trips or longer trips to places which have dialysis centers. His blogs are full of dialysis stories where he recounts the highs and lows. Goa in India is his personal favorite holiday destination and has two very good dialysis centers.· He is also an IT expert.

Katy Draper, Managing Director of Global Dialysis said "I am delighted to have Greg and Kamal as part of our blogging team.· They tell very real and interesting stories, offering advice, tips and some light relief to those reading their blogs.· I am really keen to feature high quality bloggers from all over the dialysis world and know that they will be appreciated by our thousands of users ever week."

To read the blogs on Global Dialysis please visit:

Global Dialysis is interested in hearing from more bloggers from around the world - with all sorts of experience, may be nurses, social workers of nephrologists. To contact them send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Pluribus Dialise sponsor Portuguese phrase cards

We are grateful to Pluribus Dialise, who have two dialysis centres in Portugal fo helping to produce the translations and sponsoring our Portuguese (European) phrase cards. 

The phrase guides cover key aspects and  topics likely to come up when you are dialysing in Portugal.  You will find the hrase guide to download for free in our downloads section of the site - we are expanding our range of guides extensively and they have now been moved to their own part of the downloads.

Pluribus Dialise has two centres, one in Cascais and the other in Sacavém. Cascais Dialysis Centre, ideally located near Lisbon and a good base for exploring

Cascais is a beautiful city near Lisbon and is ideal as a base for tourists.   Sacavém is well located too - we know that you will be assured of a friendly and professional welcome when you visit!

Both centres can be found on www.globaldialysis.com - the information about them is comprehensive and current.  We are grateful to them for their help and support in updating their data so that dialysis users can find everything they need to know to plan their visit. 

To book a session at one of the centres please contact Teresa Rapoula on 
Tel +351 217 121 740 | Fax +351 217 121 759 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sacavem dialysis centre - one of the Pluribus Dialysis group

 
Data updates

Our IT team is now racing through verifying and updating the centre data on www.globaldialysis.com.  We are grateful to B. Braun in centres around the world for their help and support.  In addition thanks to the hundreds of independent centres and other goups of centres around the world getting in touch.

Our team is gradually working their way around the USA  and we have now added all of the Diaverum centres around the world.

Is your centre listed?  Are you a dialysis user or a centre manager?  If your details aren't right please get in touch - we can update them swiftly!  Help dialysis users to find you easily and quickly.  Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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