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I love strawberries, chocolate and fizzy pop, but can’t indulge at Christmas

I love strawberries, chocolate and fizzy pop, but can’t indulge at Christmas 20 December 2022 For the last two years, Paige has been living with the realities of dialysis, finding out just how disruptive the treatment can be for a young adult. The 17-year-old was born prematurely and needed an operation which unfortunately put pressure…

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I considered a single Brussels sprout as an annual treat

I considered a single Brussels sprout as an annual treat 15 December 2022 Christmas for Deborah Bakewell and her family was always a time of limitation during the most tempting of seasons. Diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in her mid-20s, Deborah had already seen her mother’s experience of Christmas on dialysis. “Gravy was certainly off…

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NICE process “not appropriate for a rapidly evolving virus”

NICE process “not appropriate for a rapidly evolving virus” 12 December 2022 We have submitted comments relating to NICE’s draft guidance on therapeutics for people with Covid-19, following the regulatory body’s draft decision to dramatically reduce the number of available treatments. We highlighted that the relevant evidence failed to consider the impact on high-risk patients…

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Researcher focus: Carl May

Researcher focus: Carl May 07 December 2022 Carl May is a postdoctoral research associate at Bristol Renal. Carl completed a BSc Hons in Molecular Genetics with French then an MSc in Biomedical Imaging at the University of Sussex. He then moved to Bristol to embark on a Kidney Research UK PhD studentship on the role…

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Great gran’s memories of 47 years since donating a kidney

Great gran’s memories of 47 years since donating a kidney 07 December 2022 One of the UK’s first living donors, Hazel Robinson, 92, has told Kidney Research UK that she when she was asked if she was worried about giving one of her kidneys to daughter Judy in 1975, she said she was far too…

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Family reflects on mum’s 47 years with a transplant

Family reflects on mum’s 47 years with a transplant 05 December 2022 David Green’s late wife Judy was something of a medical miracle. Not only was she one of the first people in the UK to receive a transplant from a living donor – her mother Hazel – but that kidney lasted an incredible 47…

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Family’s tribute fund for mum’s chosen charity

Family’s tribute fund for mum’s chosen charity 25 November 2022 When John Lewis met his wife Katy, he knew from the outset that she had a hereditary kidney condition called PKD, where cysts form around the organ.   After her health started to deteriorate in the mid-noughties, Katy had a living organ transplant from her younger…

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Driving Discoveries 2022: connecting the renal research community

Driving Discoveries 2022: connecting the renal research community 24 November 2022 125 researchers, patients and members of the Kidney Research UK team came together in Edinburgh on 9-10 November for Driving Discoveries 2022, our first in-person congress since 2019. With two days showcasing the latest advances in renal science, this event was a unique opportunity…

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