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New results highlight the need for immunosuppressed patients to remain cautious

New results highlight the need for immunosuppressed patients to remain cautious

New results highlight the need for immunosuppressed patients to remain cautious 16 July 2021 Preliminary results from the first UK study investigating how well Covid-19 vaccines work in kidney transplant patients suggest that transplant patients have a weaker antibody response to both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines than healthy individuals. With this week’s Government announcements…

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Running for Dad and to improve treatments for kidney patients

Running for Dad and to improve treatments for kidney patients 03 July 2021 A Derby theatre producer is ready for the show to go on by running the 2021 London Marathon in memory of his dad who died of kidney disease. Stuart Allen, 37, was prepared and ready for the 2020 London Marathon, so when it was cancelled in…

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Edinburgh man is forever grateful that his mum saved his life

Edinburgh man is forever grateful that his mum saved his life 28 June 2021 An Edinburgh man is grateful that his mum gave him the gift of life by donating a kidney to him just a year before she died. Neil Scully wishes his mum Moyra was still alive to enjoy watching his transformation after she donated a kidney when he became seriously ill without warning.…

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Wigan man sky dives to raise money in memory of his dad

Wigan man sky dives to raise money in memory of his dad 28 June 2021 A Wigan car body paintspray specialist is jumping out of a plane to raise money for research in memory of his inspirational dad who urged him to keep a positive mental attitude – whatever life throws at you. Rick Johnson,…

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Musical theatre actress with rare kidney disease supports our Transforming Treatments campaign

Musical theatre actress with rare kidney disease supports our Transforming Treatments campaign 26 June 2021 A musical theatre actress is telling her story to raise awareness of an urgent need for research to improve treatments for kidney disease. Jasmine Shen, who played Catherine of Aragon in the musical Six, is supporting our Transforming Treatments campaign…

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Passing on her passion for science!

Passing on her passion for science! 24 June 2021 Students at a Bristol school have been inspired to learn about kidneys thanks to a science teacher who was formerly funded by us to research a rare type of kidney disease. Dr Louise Farmer spent three years studying a genetic mutation which can cause nephrotic syndrome…

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Paul hopes research finds new treatments after four kidney transplants and four rejections

Paul hopes research finds new treatments after four kidney transplants and four rejections 19 June 2021 A 43-year-old software engineer is supporting our Transforming Treatments campaign after having four kidney transplants, four rejections and 20 years of dialysis. Paul Cookson from Cambridge knows how challenging living with kidney failure can be having suffered kidneys problems since birth.…

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