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Kidney Research UK joins thousands for Sikh celebration

25 November 2019

Our work to raise awareness of kidney disease and organ donation within communities most affected, was showcased to thousands at a Sikh celebration in Gravesend recently.

Thousands of people attended the event to mark the 550th birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru at Gravesend Temple.

Kidney Research UK peer educator Dr Kiran Sanghera was there to explain the impact of kidney disease on people’s lives and its devastating impact on Asian communities in particular.

She also talked about organ donation and how it applies to Sikhism.

Kidney Research UK nurse and health equalities programme manager, Neerja Jain, said:

“It was a fantastic event attended by thousands. We had a lot of people interested in registering to become organ donors, so it was a great success from that point of view. We were also lucky enough to have Sangat TV filming at the celebration, which is a Sikh international TV channel.”

Sikh Temple

The event took place on November 17 at Gravesend Gurdwara (Sikh Temple), we were there to offer information about the charity, kidney disease and organ donation and to offer free blood pressure testing.

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