Russia's unprovoked aggression towards Ukraine has caused a huge humanitarian crisis. Millions of people have been forced to flee, many died or got injured. People who required constant access to health care, were put in a particularly difficult position.
The war posed an exceptionally high threat to approximately 10,000 Ukrainian dialysis patients due to poorer access to dialysis therapy in some parts of the country, delayed supplies of drugs and equipment. Many patients have decided to leave Ukraine and seek further care in both neighbouring and more distant countries.
Our online survey, which is addressed to dialysis units’ physicians of European countries, is aimed at assessing the phenomenon of exile of dialysis patients from Ukraine.
The anonymous data on dialysis therapy before and at the time of war both in Ukraine and in the other countries, patients’ preparedness to get away from Ukraine, hospitalizations outside Ukraine, COVID-19 history, and language barrier-related issues will be collected.
Our data may be a valuable resource in the field of renal disaster medicine, by indicating areas for improvement in case of similar future crises. Developing a strategy for preparing a dialysis patient for such unforeseen events and unite recommendations for dialysis centers may significantly improve the situation of patients during such challenges.
The Registry collects data about ALL dialysis patients from Ukraine who are displaced outside Ukraine starting from February 24th 2022.

If any questions or remarks regarding the project or the survey please contact us at helpukraine@era-online.org. 

Thank you for your time and comittment, 
Members of the ERA Renal Disaster Relief Task Force

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Location of dialysis center

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* CITY (city name in English)

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* Name of dialysis center

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* Has any patient – a Refugee from Ukraine been undergoing dialysis in your center after February 24, 2022?

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