Skip to content

Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

example-header

Fred Midgley

Fred Midgley

Celebrating my 11th kidneyversary A footballer lover whose kidneys failed at 16 after being diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulonephritis (FSGS) is celebrating the 11th anniversary of his transplant. Each year, Fred Midgley celebrates his kidneyversary by holding a party with family and friends, raising money for Kidney Research UK. The event has grown each year…

Read More

Sarah Green’s story

Why we must tackle diabetic kidney disease Diabetic kidney disease patient and health campaigner Sarah Green is encouraged and excited by this research breakthrough. “It’s amazing to think that, in the future, scientists may be able to prevent or at least slow down the progress of the many problems caused by diabetic kidney disease,” says…

Read More

Maddy’s story – Nocturnal dialysis: A patient’s experience

Nocturnal dialysis: Maddy Warren’s patient experience A familiar face in the kidney community, Maddy Warren is often held up as an aspirational person, with her incredible achievements as a kidney patient and for her positive, can-do attitude to life. A former trustee of Kidney Research UK, over the years Maddy has raised thousands of pounds…

Read More

Billi’s story

Billi’s story Born with kidney problems, Billi Stone didn’t experience symptoms until he reached secondary school. A hard road lay ahead, involving his mental health as well as his physical health. I started always feeling cold, completely lost my appetite and felt really tired all the time. My teachers said I was really pale. At…

Read More

Deborah’s story

Deborah’s story Deborah Bakewell is alive and well today, thanks to a pioneering transplant technique developed with our funding. Deborah Bakewell ives in Lincoln with her husband, she is a mother and step-mother and doting grandmother to five beautiful granddaughters. Before retiring Deborah was the Office Manager and Property Appraiser for Belvoir Lettings in Lincoln, and…

Read More

Edwina Brown

Edwina Brown Meet Edwina Brown, Consultant Nephrologist, researcher and Professor of Renal Medicine. Edwina Brown, Consultant Nephrologist (West London Renal & Transplant Centre, Hammersmith Hospital) has a strong record in the treatment of older (geriatric) renal patients. An established and respected researcher, she is Professor of Renal Medicine at Imperial College London. Edwina tells how…

Read More

James and Emma’s story

James and Emma’s story After having a kidney transplant fail, James and Emma talk about their struggle to cope. Doncaster couple James Fenwick and Emma Ross have had to face many life-changing challenges as a result of James’ kidney disease. James was diagnosed with stage 3 renal failure in 2007 and received a kidney from…

Read More

Morgan’s story

Morgan’s story Raising money to keep lives free from kidney disease. At age 13, Morgan Wishart was diagnosed with stage 5 renal failure. This was a very sudden and very serious medical issue, shocking both her and her family. From being an active, sporty teenager, she discovered she had less than 10 per cent kidney…

Read More

Maz’s story

Maz’s story Maz is a patient helping to tackle the shortage of organ donors in Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities across the UK. Maz is one of a growing number of champions, Peer Educators, helping to tackle the shortage of organ donors in Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities across the UK. Getting more…

Read More

Christy’s story

Christy’s story Christy Millar’s life changed after her kidneys failed suddenly during a severe illness. Christy Millar’s life changed after her kidneys failed suddenly during a severe illness. Two weeks after finishing her university exams, Christy collapsed in agony. At the hospital, she discovered that her appendix had burst, causing severe blood poisoning. She spent…

Read More
Scroll To Top