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Daniel Cornet

Kids and kidney disease in 2020

A look at some of the fantastic paediatric research taking place this year across the UK. You might think that when it comes to kids and kidney disease that it’s just a matter of dealing with a smaller patient. But it’s not that simple. Yes, kids are smaller, but they also have plenty of physiological…

Dr Kiran Sanghera

Kidney Research UK peer educator shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement award

A volunteer who supports Kidney Research UK’s awareness raising work has been shortlisted for a prestigious Asian Women of Achievement award. Dr Kiran Sanghera has volunteered as a peer educator for Kidney Research UK for several years, and devotes her time in this role to finding opportunities within her Sikh and wider communities to raise…

Dr Ben Caplin at the UCL Medical School Royal Free, London

Life inside the lab

The last few months gave us all time to reflect and to review what was really important in our lives. Whether that was spending time with family, taking better care of your mental health or taking up a hobby. One thing that never stopped being important was the continuation of our research. Scientists throughout the…

Chelsea with Ollie and Bailey

Youngster with rare kidney disease was misdiagnosed as suffering with hay fever

A young mum, who did not leave her house for nearly six months to protect her son who suffers from a rare kidney disease, has completed a seven mile walk in her garden for a charity close to her heart.  Chelsea walked seven miles round her garden while on FaceTime to her mum and aunty,…

Andy Jenkinson training walk

She is my heroine, says man who is going from couch to half marathon to support his girlfriend

Andy Jenkinson is going from couch to half marathon to show his girlfriend that she is his heroine.  Jenna Jackson has had two kidney transplants and Andy wants to show his support for her by running the virtual Great North Run for Kidney Research UK this weekend.  Joining him will be his brother and keen…

Kathryn Croker with her husband Luke and mum Anne and dad Kevin on the charity walk in Rushton

Northamptonshire woman takes her first steps outside after shielding for five months to raise money for Kidney Research UK

A woman who says lockdown changed her from being bright and bubbly to feeling anxious, took her first cautious steps outdoors to raise money for Kidney Research UK, in a social distanced charity walk with her family.  Kathryn Croker, 34, from Northamptonshire has a rare kidney disease and before lockdown was living a vibrant life…

Organ donation week 2020

It’s vital to share your organ donation wishes

Families are being urged to talk to their loved ones about organ donation to increase the number of people whose lives can be saved or transformed by an organ transplant. As part of national Organ Donation Week, everyone is encouraged to make sure their loved ones are aware of their wishes. Kidney Research UK chief…

Kidney Research UK logo

Kidney Research UK – bigger and bolder, inside and out

From today, we will look and sound different. Here’s why. This year we launched our new charity strategy for the future. It’s bold and ambitious. We will no longer tolerate the inevitability of end stage kidney failure, and patients living in fear. It’s not good enough that people are living with a life sentence of…

Robert Boyd

Martial arts coach Robert takes a sword to kidney disease

  Kidney transplant recipient Robert Boyd, 33, from Glasgow, is being sponsored to perform 700 iaido sword cuts without stopping. Having represented the UK in European iaido championships, Robert is using his passion to help the cause which is so close to his heart. The stay at home dad of two took up iaido, the…

James and family

Donor hero James celebrates seven years since transplant with charity challenge

  Seven years since James Holdstock became a kidney donor, he has celebrated all the things that were made possible through his gift of life, by undertaking a challenge for Kidney Research UK.   James, 38, an HR analyst from Crowborough, donated his kidney seven years ago, as part of a chain which meant his wife Jess (35)…

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