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Kidney Research UK joins charity Covid-19 vaccine drive for people with underlying health conditions

  Kidney Research UK has signed an open letter with health charities across the UK to encourage people with long-term health conditions and their carers to come forward for their Covid-19 vaccine. Alongside others with certain medical conditions, people with chronic kidney disease have been prioritised for the jab as they are more likely to become…

Freddie, the ‘one kidney wonder kid’ inspires mum to walk 62 miles in a day for Kidney Research UK

  A mum is taking on a marathon walking challenge to say thank you for the research that helped save the life of her whirlwind three-year old son.  Scan revealed kidney problems Sarah Roe and her partner Ross Green feared their baby would never make it after a routine 20-week scan showed multiple cysts on…

Kate, Dan and baby Ronnie

Nanny takes early retirement and whole family chip in to care for Kate when her kidneys failed after giving birth

  A couple are sending a huge thanks to their amazing family who stepped in like superheroes to care for new mum Kate when her kidneys failed within minutes of giving birth to their first baby. Kate spent two weeks in an induced coma in intensive care fighting for her life when a rare syndrome…

Sasha Bellamy on dialysis in hospital bed

Teenager thought she had period pain but it turned out to be a rare genetic kidney disease

A Saffron Walden student, who went from feeling like a healthy teenager to chronic kidney disease in just four weeks, is sharing her story to help other young people going through kidney disease.  Sasha Bellamy was shocked when what she thought was period pain turned out to be her kidneys failing and she was told by doctors she…

A street of house with a giant yellow kidney

#KidneysMatter this World Kidney Day – Thursday 11 March

  Help us bring together millions of people across the world and unite with one powerful voice for kidney health awareness. For 2021’s World Kidney Day, we are working together with other UK kidney charities and professional organisations to raise awareness about how big an issue kidney disease is.It’s a disease that 850 million people…

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The midwife striving to protect pregnant mums

A London midwife is determined to prevent pregnant mums and their babies being harmed by acute kidney injury (AKI), through her pioneering research project.   Katherine Clark wants to develop a routine test for this highly dangerous condition where the mother’s kidneys suddenly stop working, putting both mum and baby at risk.   Simple finger prick or urine test Thanks to funding by Kidney Research UK,…

Atasi Ghosh and Alex Taylor

The pen pal love story that defied kidney failure, coronavirus, two continents and 4,600 miles!

  A young London couple defied a pandemic and 4,600 miles to be together when acute kidney failure from a rare auto-immune disease plunged them into a world of hospital treatment and an unknown future. Atasi Ghosh and Alex Taylor had been penpals for over a year, thanks to a matchmaking mutual friend, when they…

Flow cytometry, Matthew Butt I The Francis Crick Institute

New study will reveal how well Covid-19 vaccines protect dialysis patients

Kidney Research UK, the National Kidney Federation (NKF) and Kidney Wales have joined forces to fund a new research study to discover how well Covid-19 vaccines work in people who go to hospital for their dialysis treatment (haemodialysis). Dr Michelle Willicombe and Dr Steve McAdoo from Imperial College London, with Dr Ed Carr from Dr…

Mark Zoel and his wife Rima

Every day I appreciate how life turned out thanks to a kidney transplant from my brother

Trainee teacher Mark Zoel is grateful for the life-saving kidney transplant from his brother that put him back on track for life and his career. The 30-year-old London blogger is determined to raise awareness of kidney disease by telling his story and taking part in our 850 Challenge to raise money for research. Mark Zoel…

Alistair McGowan is patron of Screen Your Story

Aspiring young writer competition supports Kidney Research UK

Screen Your Story, an annual, prestigious writing competition, supported by British stars of the stage, screen and literary world, has chosen Kidney Research UK as its charity of the year. The annual event whose patrons include children’s author Michael Morpurgo, actress Patricia Hodge, Britain’s inspirational wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan, songwriter Sir Tim Rice and…

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