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What’s next – addressing Covid concerns

With restrictions lifting in England and relaxing in the devolved nations, we recognise that many of our supporters will be understandably concerned about the months ahead.

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New results highlight the need for immunosuppressed patients to remain cautious

  With this week’s Government announcements that most lockdown restrictions will be lifted from Monday 19 July, many kidney patients are concerned about the risks they face. In the UK we have seen a fast rollout and a good uptake of the Covid-19 vaccines. But although the vaccines have been thoroughly tested in clinical trials,…

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Transplant report confirms more kidney patients face agonising wait for life-changing operations

The impact of the pandemic on kidney patients’ prospects of a transplant has been highlighted in the annual activity report released today by the National Health Blood and Transplant Service (NHSBT).   With transplant operations temporarily suspended in a number of centres in the last year and major disruption to the service, it is perhaps unsurprising that fewer people were able to receive…

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Eastleigh family gives hope to others after their kidney patient mum defied Covid

A family is celebrating the recovery of their mum whose kidney was removed, then surgery for a blocked intestine, followed by a battle against Covid-19 in intensive care – all in less than a year.  Alison Bennett, 59, who has polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is learning to walk, talk and eat again after 99 days in hospital…

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We remain concerned about ‘easing lockdown’ for kidney patients

Following the announcements confirming most lockdown restrictions will be eased in England and Scotland on Monday 19 July, we realise that many kidney patients will be feeling even more anxious. Although hospital numbers are low at the moment, the number of cases in the community is rising rapidly and this is concerning for everyone. We…

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Alternative funding to drive progress

At Kidney Research UK we are determined to make research happen faster and make it count for patients sooner.   Although we are the largest charity dedicated to funding kidney research in the UK, if we are going to end kidney disease, we need to do more to drive discoveries and make sure advances in research rapidly make a difference…

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Don’t worry about tomorrow says Aphria who was diagnosed with kidney disease when she was a baby

A 23-year-old biology graduate has learnt to cope with kidney disease by accepting life doesn’t always go to plan. After a year of hospital admissions and tests, Kent-based Aphria Sheridan was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome at a year old and by the age of three received a kidney transplant from her dad, Paul. However,…

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Running for Dad and to improve treatments for kidney patients

A Derby theatre producer is ready for the show to go on by running the 2021 London Marathon in memory of his dad who died of kidney disease. Stuart Allen, 37, was prepared and ready for the 2020 London Marathon, so when it was cancelled in the pandemic, he was not sure how to help. Stuart Allen is running…

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Tony is cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in nine days

Tony Knight knows he may need dialysis or a kidney transplant in the future so is cycling almost 1,000 miles in nine days to raise money for research. Tony, 55, of Malvern, will be cycling across Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats in the Deloitte Challenge. Tony Knight “Many people are oblivious to the…

Neil Scully and his mum Moyra just after the transplant

Edinburgh man is forever grateful that his mum saved his life

An Edinburgh man is grateful that his mum gave him the gift of life by donating a kidney to him just a year before she died. Neil Scully wishes his mum Moyra was still alive to enjoy watching his transformation after she donated a kidney when he became seriously ill without warning. Neil Scully and his mum Moyra just after the transplant Sadly, Moyra died just…

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