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MELODY study update to include immunocompromised young people

MELODY study update to include immunocompromised young people 11 May 2022 We are pleased to share that we are funding an extension to the MELODY study to understand how well immunocompromised young people are protected against Covid-19 after vaccination.   What is the MELODY study?  Back in December, we shared details of the MELODY study that…

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New study update to investigate how fourth doses of the Covid-19 vaccine protect immunocompromised patients

New study update to investigate how fourth doses of the Covid-19 vaccine protect immunocompromised patients 27 April 2022 As the pandemic continues and vaccine guidance is updated, it is important that we continue to monitor how well-protected kidney patients are.   We are now supporting researchers at Imperial College London to extend the MELODY study to…

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Many dialysis patients remain vulnerable to Omicron

Many dialysis patients remain vulnerable to Omicron 21 January 2022 New laboratory data from our researchers working at the Francis Crick Institute, published this week as a Research Letter in The Lancet, show that, even after vaccination, patients receiving in-hospital dialysis treatment are less likely to be protected against infection by the Omicron variant.  Omicron is now…

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From trauma to giving back: Jason’s Covid recovery mission

From trauma to giving back: Jason’s Covid recovery mission 27 December 2021 Wherever possible, Jason Mageehan has always tried to turn adversity into opportunity – whether arranging client meetings to coincide with dialysis sessions or viewing his kidney transplant operation as a springboard to achieving personal and business goals.   Now, therapy to deal with…

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Being a kidney patient during the Covid-19 pandemic

Being a kidney patient during the Covid-19 pandemic 22 December 2021 With Covid-19 numbers rising significantly, the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant and restrictions slowly coming back into force there has never been a more worrying time for kidney patients and their loved ones. In light of this, we asked members of our…

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Latest evidence on the risk of Covid-19 for kidney patients

Latest evidence on the risk of Covid-19 for kidney patients 17 December 2021 Following the statement we published on Tuesday 14 December about kidney patients needing to be extra vigilant we now have the results from a study that was published* on Thursday 16 December. This showed that amongst people who had been double vaccinated,…

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Latest information on Covid-19 for kidney patients

Kidney patients should be extra vigilant over the festive period as the latest evidence confirms that they are at substantially increased risk of being seriously ill or dying from Covid-19 compared to the general population. Get the latest update from The Kidney Charities Together group.

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Why I’m supporting the Melody study into Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness

Why I’m supporting the Melody study into Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness 09 December 2021 Jim Hayton lost his sister Elaine to Covid-19 in August this year. Like Jim, Elaine was living with a long-term kidney transplant; like Jim, Elaine had promptly taken up her first two vaccinations.   Elaine was 57 and lived a full and active life as a supportive mum, a…

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New study to investigate how third doses of Covid-19 vaccine protect immunocompromised patients

New study to investigate how third doses of Covid-19 vaccine protect immunocompromised patients 09 December 2021 We are pleased to support researchers at London’s Imperial College in a study to understand how well third doses of vaccine protect immunocompromised patients against Covid-19. The study, known as ‘MELODY’, will involve 36,000 immunocompromised patients across the UK,…

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