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Kidney nurse wins bronze at esteemed awards

Kidney nurse wins bronze at esteemed awards 11 April 2024 Rosaline Agyekum, senior nurse on the Health Inequalities in kiDney Disease, mEeting the urgent Need to identify early disease in high-risk communities (HIDDEN) project, has been awarded bronze for Renal Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) awards . Rosaline Agyeku…

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Siblings make father proud by taking on the Easter Ultra Challenge

Siblings make father proud by taking on the Easter Ultra Challenge 11 April 2024 Three siblings took on the Easter Ultra Challenge on Saturday 6 April – walking 10km and raising more than £5,600 for Kidney Research UK to mark their father’s recent transplant.  Simran, from London, was joined by her sister Raani and brother…

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“Kidney disease means we observe Ramadan differently to other Muslims”

“Kidney disease means we observe Ramadan differently to other Muslims” 05 April 2024 With no cure for kidney disease, patients and their families often need to find ways to adapt their lives to accommodate their illness and treatment. At just 16 years old, Rayhan, from Blackburn, has been receiving home haemodialysis for the past six…

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The 26-year-old defiantly walking 10,000 steps a day to fight kidney disease

The 26-year-old defiantly walking 10,000 steps a day to fight kidney disease 05 April 2024 In January 2024, when 26-year-old Jazmin Ahmet received a shock diagnosis of kidney disease, in the form of IgA nephropathy, it created lots of anxiety about her future. Just two months later, Jazmin, from Nottingham, has been participating in our…

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Is there ever an ‘ideal’ kidney journey?

Is there ever an ‘ideal’ kidney journey? 04 April 2024 Early detection of kidney disease can increase treatment options, providing an opportunity to slow progression and protect kidney function. This can drastically improve quality of life for patients as they may be able to delay or avoid the need for dialysis completely, something kidney patient…

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Scottish GP climbs Kilimanjaro to fund research into kidney disease

Scottish GP climbs Kilimanjaro to fund research into kidney disease 04 April 2024 Last month, Dr Kevin Fernando swapped his GP surgery in Scotland to embark on an eight-day adventure to help kidney patients in a very different way – by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and raising over £3,800 for our work at Kidney Research UK.  …

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Kidney diagnosis turns retirement plans upside down

Kidney diagnosis turns retirement plans upside down 28 March 2024 Gary Hughes had spent years working for multi national companies in the Middle East. On their return to the UK, the 59 year old and his wife Judith had planned a gentle move to retirement in Cheshire, supplemented by some consultancy work. But their plans…

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