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Kidney inflammation

Older transplant kidneys could be given a new lease of life

Researchers from the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre are investigating whether performing biopsies of older kidneys can help transplant patients and reduce waiting lists.

Diane Gough

‘My mum’s kidney has lasted me 39 years!’

When she was 13 years old, Diane Gough was told the new kidney she desperately needed from her mum was only likely to last five years. Today, 39 years on, the kidney is still going strong.

Ali Reid Wolfe, climbing and fundraising

Climbing the Pyrenees for kidney research

Six hundred miles, countless mountain summits with over 25kg on their backs – Ali Reid Wolfe & Emma Thomas are determined to take on the challenge of the Pyrenees in one and a half months, all to raise money for research into kidney disease.

David and Jenny Griffiths, patient and donor

Welsh volunteer raises £39K for Kidney Research UK in ten years

Jenny Griffiths started fundraising after she had donated a kidney to her son David ten years ago. Today she leads a team of fundraising volunteers in her local area of Monmouthshire.

Gav Clews and team at John O'Groats

£8,000 raised for kidney research as seven friends cycle across the UK for ‘Gav’s Big Jogle’

Cycling 880 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End – ‘Gav’s Big Jogle’ – in eight days, Gav Clews and friends raise over £8,000 to raise awareness for kidney disease.

Aberdonian kidney transplant patient competes at the British Transplant Games

Aberdonian kidney transplant patient competes at the British Transplant Games

Kate Kenyon is a kidney patient who wants to make a difference. Whether that’s campaigning for better renal care, sharing advice and experiences with fellow dialysis and transplant patients or seeking out a future career with an ethical employer; Kate wants to see change happen. And she wants to be part of that change. The…

Jean Wilson, Lifetime Achievement Award winner July 2017

Redcar charity volunteer given Lifetime Achievement Award

Kidney Research UK shop volunteer and Redcar resident, Mrs Jean Wilson, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Redcar & Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency (RCVDA).

Russel Van Praagh, ironman

Russell’s ultimate challenge

Russell Van Praagh is a seasoned triathlete, but this Sunday’s (July 16) Ironman UK challenge in Bolton, Lancashire will be the most important race of his life. Participants in the Ironman long course triathlon must complete a 3.8km swim, followed by a 180km bike ride and then run a full 42km marathon. It’s the ultimate…

The importance of health data in research

The importance of health data in research

Yesterday the Government published its response to the National Data Guardian for Health and Care Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-outs.

Donor card

Scotland to introduce soft opt-out system for organ donation

Following public consultation, the Scottish Government intends to introduce legislation for a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation.

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