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Ellesmere Port lad inspiration behind cutting edge research

Ellesmere Port lad inspiration behind cutting edge research 27 September 2022  An 11-year-old boy with kidney disease has inspired his medical researcher uncle to focus his work on making more kidneys available for transplant. With our funding, Dr John Stone has been working on a novel method known as normothermic perfusion. His team are investigating…

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“Gift of time” could enable nearly 100 more kidney transplants each year

“Gift of time” could enable nearly 100 more kidney transplants each year 26 September 2022 Kidney Research UK has today revealed that around 100 kidneys could potentially be saved for transplant each year after being retrieved from donors.  We looked at three years of data from NHS Blood and Transplant to determine the number of…

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Worst case scenario was Sanjay’s reality

Worst case scenario was Sanjay’s reality 25 September 2022 Sanjay’s story sounds like a worst-case scenario but is an unfortunate reality for many people with kidney disease. After racing to hospital for a transplant twice, it was only on the third call from the transplant team that he was able to finally get his life…

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Our second MedTech competition launches with a focus on dialysis

Our second MedTech competition launches with a focus on dialysis 12 September 2022 Following the success of last year’s MedTech competition, we are excited to launch a brand-new competition which will focus solely on innovations in the field of dialysis.  Six awards worth £30,000 each are available to UK based teams working to transform dialysis…

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Predicting kidney rejection in paediatric kidney patients

Predicting kidney rejection in paediatric kidney patients 09 September 2022 Although dialysis is a treatment option for kidney failure, the best treatment is a kidney transplant. This is true for adults and for children. After a kidney is transplanted, kidney rejection may occur. This is usually because the immune system of the patient naturally assumes…

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Increasing the lifespan of kidneys from elderly donors

Increasing the lifespan of kidneys from elderly donors 08 September 2022 Renal failure can be quite devastating, and the current treatments are either dialysis or kidney transplantation. Kidney transplantation is the most effective form of treatment but there is a shortage of kidneys available for transplant. Because of this shortage, many patients wait long periods…

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Improving assessment criteria of transplant kidneys

Improving assessment criteria of transplant kidneys 06 September 2022 Demand for transplant kidneys has been rising faster than the availability of donor kidneys, so kidney patients must often spend longer on waiting lists. To meet this demand, kidneys are increasingly being transplanted that would have previously not been considered based on factors such as age…

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Growing up, gaining independence: supporting teenagers to take control of managing their chronic kidney disease

Growing up, gaining independence: supporting teenagers to take control of managing their chronic kidney disease 02 September 2022 A recent study, funded by Kidney Research UK, has found new ways to help teenagers develop independence in managing their chronic kidney disease (CKD).  What happens as teenagers with kidney disease get older? Some young people with…

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