Having studied aeronautical engineering in the preparatory faculty (Mink University), Russia, the author found his new challenge in dialysis technology fascinating.
When he joined the team of pioneers of dialysis technologists, and engineers in 1977, there were no known educational books or manuals on dialysis servicing. Being the only and the first black person of African origin among other technologists, he found himself in a very intimidating position, and totally in the dark regarding the basic knowledge on the subject of renal dialysis technology. In a humane manner, the other technologists became good friends and mentors. That was a great help and very comforting on his way forward.
Various courses were designed and arranged for him in order to expand his horizon. His cogs became well oiled enough to feel confident among men. After many years of hard work and dedication, he became chief renal dialysis technologist with managerial responsibilities at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He was, and is still proud about the fact that he was the first black African to have held such an important position. This was the acme of his technical career and felt grateful to be acknowledged by his peers and organization.
He now finds it appropriate to prepare and write this book in order to impart specialized knowledge gained over his many years of experience, and know how, to anyone who wishes to acquire more knowledge on the subject.