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Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

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Share your #mugshot and keep research going 31 March 2020 We are challenging supporters to share a selfie with their favourite mug to keep research going, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.  Over the past week, dozens of kidney patients, doctors, scientists, trustees and staff have dug out their most colourful or funniest mugs and posted a…

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Dad on the school run gives his kidney 31 March 2020 Mark Wilson has been given a second chance of life thanks to a dad from the same nursery-run who donated his right kidney after reading a post on Facebook. Father of two Mark and his donor, Andrew McCall, had only previously passed each other…

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COVID-19 – how we are responding 25 March 2020 With the arrival of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are all facing challenging times – for many of us, the biggest challenge in our lifetime. People with and affected by kidney disease are particularly worried at this time, as they face additional struggles to those they already encounter…

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Working from home survival guide – coronavirus edition 25 March 2020 If the arrival of coronavirus has meant this is your first taste of full-time working from home, here are some handy tips to keep you productive (and sane!). Well, it looks like the coronapocalypse is here. Many of us are now working from home…

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Research funding position update 20 March 2020 In light of COVID-19, we remain committed to supporting you to deliver your research. We appreciate that these are very unusual circumstances that will affect your approach and timetable, so we want to address some of your immediate concerns. Researchers with existing funding We understand that it will…

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Couple celebrate first-year kidneyversary 19 March 2020 A Lincolnshire couple are celebrating their first-year anniversary since Johanne Thompson saved her husband Simon’s life by donating one of her kidneys. The operation has been a huge success, despite the pair not being a perfect donor match, prompting awareness of the work of Kidney Research UK. Simon,…

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Where to find support and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) 17 March 2020 We recognise that many kidney patients and family members will be seeking information and someone to talk to during these difficult times. Our friends at Kidney Care UK and the National Kidney Federation have been working with medical colleagues to develop guidance on…

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Statement about forthcoming events 16 March 2020 There have been announcements about a number of events our supporters are taking part in. While it is disappointing when an event is cancelled or postponed, safety must come first and we understand the difficult decisions the organisers are having to take. We know how hard our supporters…

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Raising awareness on our doorstep 12 March 2020 Our local support networks are vital to our development as an organisation, and we are delighted to have formed a new partnership with the Peterborough United FC Foundation.   Operating as the charitable arm of Peterborough’s popular football club known affectionately as ‘The Posh’, the foundation supports…

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  A finance broker who works for a Belfast car dealership locked himself in the boot of a vehicle for four hours to raise awareness of how people with kidney disease are trapped for four hours a day when they receive life-saving dialysis. Chris O’Boyle, 33, set himself the charity challenge after his son was…

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