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Keeping research going 15 June 2020 The world is a very different place than it was a few months ago. Our lives are constantly changing, and this has naturally impacted those working in kidney research. Most labs in the UK are temporarily closed and many of our patient-led studies have paused in line with government…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for grant applicants and grant holders 05 June 2020 This page has information for anyone applying for, or who holds a Kidney Research UK grant.  The coronavirus pandemic has created significant challenges for the charity. We are doing everything we can to keep our research going by protecting research grant awards we…

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Have your say on the emotional impact of living with kidney disease 01 June 2020 Kidney patients and their families can share their experiences of living with a long-term health condition to help shape new research into emotional support needs. The charities National Voices and Centre for Mental Health have teamed up to investigate the…

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Grandad set to swim the English Channel 27 May 2020 A life or death phone call when his granddaughter was just five days old, has prompted a Devon mental health nurse to swim the English Channel to raise money for kidney disease research. Andrew Butler has put himself through gruelling training since 2017 to prepare…

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Kidney patients need better mental health support – we’re taking action 22 May 2020 People living with kidney disease are twice as likely to have a mental health problem – a stark statistic we are highlighting with the charity Centre for Mental Health today.   Our new joint statement ‘Kidney disease and mental health’ highlights how…

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Sitting tight and waiting for the life-changing call 21 May 2020 When Douglas Craft discovered he had kidney failure in the mid 1980s brought on by the inflammatory disease lupus, he relied on peritoneal dialysis to stay alive, hoping that his chance of having a kidney transplant wasn’t too far in the future. At that…

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‘Opt out’ organ donation law changes in England 19 May 2020 New organ donation laws have come into effect, with England moving to an ‘opt out’ system from today, Wednesday 20 May.  Under the new system (known as ‘deemed consent’ or ‘opt out’), all adults in England are considered to be a potential organ donor…

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Kidney Research UK wins National film award 06 May 2020 We are pleased to announce that we have won a People’s Choice award at the 2020 Charity Film Awards. The film is about the impact medical research has had on the lives of people with a rare kidney condition beat stiff competition in the longform…

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