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Fundraisers and volunteers, Geoff and Lily Gidley

Passionate about raising awareness of kidney disease

Geoff had a transplant six years ago – receiving a kidney donated by his wife, Lily. Today they are passionate about raising awareness of kidney disease and the importance of organ donation.

Philippa Norton, London Marthon runner and fundraiser

London Marathon – meet one of our runners

Phillipa Norton’s father had kidney failure when he was in his late 20s. Despite a successful transplant further complications meant he died when Phillipa was just six months old. She is running this year’s marathon in his memory.

Lauren Payne and family, fundraising for Alports

Telling the story of Alports by Lauren Payne

Lauren’s sister Hannah has Alport Syndrome, a rare kidney disease. Lauren and her family have been active fundraisers for Kidney Research UK and the Alports cause

Marcus Corner

Organ donation: why people who do are spectacular human beings 

Organ Donation  – Part 1, how to ask someone for a kidney. It’s January 2013, I’m 37 years old and the conversation I’m about to have with my brother will change both of our lives forever. There’s no ‘approved’ method for asking for one of your brothers’ kidneys — so I used a Google Hangout… Read how…

Kids Kidney Research

Kidney Research UK and Kids Kidney Research announce intention to merge

Kidney Research UK and Kids Kidney Research are delighted to announce that the charities are in the process of formal merger.

New survey finds 55% of people in UK at greatest risk of kidney disease are unaware of the risk they face

New survey finds 55% of people in UK at greatest risk of kidney disease are unaware of the risk they face

Research released today in light of World Kidney Day 2017 has revealed that that 55% of people in the UK with the most common risk factors for kidney disease (vascular disease, high blood pressure or diabetes) said they do not consider themselves to be at risk of kidney disease.

3million at risk

As kidney failure rates grow in Wales, Kidney Research UK challenges lack of awareness on World Kidney Day

The prevalence of kidney failure has continued to increase in Wales, up 2.3% since 2013, compared to a 1.7% change from 2012–2013.

Marc Stowell, Director of Fundraising

Kidney Research UK appoints new Director of Fundraising

We have appointed Marc Stowell as our new Director of Fundraising.

Hannah Hughes, with lifegaurds at the pool

Hannah Hughes – swimming her way to fundraising

Hannah Hughes, 14, watched her mum be very ill with chronic kidney disease over a period of about five years.

Kidney Research Uk charity shop

Investing in new shop premises in Exeter

Kidney Research UK, the charity dedicated to kidney research, formally opened a new shop in Exeter city centre.

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