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Understanding the impact on mental health where there is a negative outcome following a kidney transplant

Understanding the impact on mental health where there is a negative outcome following a kidney transplant 20 May 2024 Emma Aitken from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ms Emma Aitken from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow has received an Andy Cole Fund Award clinical training fellowship of £5,300 to understand the impact that complications following a kidney transplant…

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Can stem cells help us improve the condition of donor kidneys?

Can stem cells help us improve the condition of donor kidneys? 14 February 2024 Dr Sarah Hosgood from the University of Cambridge has received a Kidney Research UK research project grant of £114,000 to investigate whether stem cells from the urine of premature babies could be used to improve the condition of kidneys from older…

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New Make Your Mark campaign aims to save lives promoting living kidney donation

New Make Your Mark campaign aims to save lives promoting living kidney donation 31 January 2024 A new UK-wide initiative called Make Your Mark launches today, to encourage more people to consider living kidney donation.  The programme sees Kidney Research UK partnering with Give a Kidney, a charity devoted to living kidney donation, to help…

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Can ‘prehabilitation’ benefit kidney patients preparing for transplant?

Can ‘prehabilitation’ benefit kidney patients preparing for transplant? 29 January 2024 Physiotherapist Juliet Briggs from King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an allied health professional fellowship award of £252,000, in partnership with the Stoneygate Trust, to develop and test an online ‘prehabilitation’ programme to prepare patients mentally and physically for kidney transplant. …

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Philanthropist David Dangoor launches programme to raise awareness of living kidney donation

Philanthropist David Dangoor launches programme to raise awareness of living kidney donation 19 December 2023 Kidney Research UK has joined forces with Give a Kidney, a charity devoted to living kidney donation, to deliver the Robert Dangoor Living Kidney Donor Programme, made possible by businessman and philanthropist David Dangoor CBE. David is particularly invested in raising…

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How important is peer support for patients new to dialysis or transplantation?

How important is peer support for patients new to dialysis or transplantation? 28 July 2023 Dr Anna Winterbottom from St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, has received a Kidney Research UK-Stoneygate Award of £48,000 to study the role of peer support in helping patients adjust to dialysis and transplant. The problem People on dialysis and those…

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