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Leaving a gift in your Will is a powerful way to show you care.

Leaving a gift in your Will is a powerful way to show you care. 25 February 2021 Deborah Bakewell with grand-daughter A gift in your Will can help fund research into better treatments for future kidney patients. People don’t have to be rich to show they care either, as every penny makes a difference, from small…

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Protect us from Covid-19 – plea from a kidney patient

Protect us from Covid-19 – plea from a kidney patient 24 February 2021 Farah Mulla has lived more than a decade with lupus nephritis, experiencing huge challenges with her condition and treatment, including recently contracting Covid-19. The 29-year-old from Hackney in East London is anxious that kidney patients are prioritised when it comes to being protected from the pandemic. Farah has welcomed news of the new clinical trial…

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Bring the sparkle and the wow – treat yourself or someone you love

Bring the sparkle and the wow – treat yourself or someone you love 23 February 2021 Bid in our online auction to make someone smile! We have a treasure trove of beautiful jewellery and amazing, exclusive experiences to help with our fundraising and now you have the chance to find your ideal gift in our…

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Coming out the other side from Covid-19

Coming out the other side from Covid-19 22 February 2021 Farhan Narwaz had had less than a year to get used to relying on dialysis to survive when he contracted COVID-19. Despite his best preparations, the 34 year old pharmacist from Sutton Coldfield caught the virus and spent 23 days in hospital as a result. …

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Can a tapeworm drug protect high risk kidney patients from Covid-19?

Can a tapeworm drug protect high risk kidney patients from Covid-19? 22 February 2021 We are helping to fund PROTECT-V, a clinical trial to find out if the drug niclosamide, usually used to treat tapeworms, can prevent Covid-19 infection in vulnerable, high risk kidney patients and reduce the number of people who become seriously ill or die from it.  If the trial is successful, it may pave the way for a new…

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I feel like a cat with nine lives. James celebrates his 47th kidneyversary

I feel like a cat with nine lives. James celebrates his 47th kidneyversary 19 February 2021 James Stevenson feels lucky to be alive after doctors diagnosed him with failing kidneys in the 1950s and his parents were told their young son would only live for another two years.  James Stevenson Now 75, James has enjoyed a blessed life and puts it down to his mum finding a pioneering naturopath who steered him to a healthy diet and lifestyle. …

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Tanya gives her partner Gavin the gift of life

Tanya gives her partner Gavin the gift of life 05 February 2021 A North Yorkshire construction project manager says he still feels overwhelmed that his partner gave him the gift of life which shows what a brave and amazing woman she is. Tanya and Gavin Gavin Jewitt, 37, had one transplant from his late mum…

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