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Doctor who saved her dad’s life wants to raise awareness of the gift of organ donation among minority ethnic communities

Doctor who saved her dad’s life wants to raise awareness of the gift of organ donation among minority ethnic communities 19 May 2021 A London doctor hopes her scientific background, combined with the experience of donating a kidney to her dad, can raise awareness of organ donation among minority ethnic communities. Dr Priya Mangat is…

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Young peer educator is keen to get back to doing what she loves – raising awareness of kidney disease

Young peer educator is keen to get back to doing what she loves – raising awareness of kidney disease 19 November 2020 A Salford University student is keen to get back to raising awareness of kidney disease once lockdown restrictions are lifted.  Ammarah Mehmood, 21, is passionate about spreading awareness of kidney disease having seen the impact it has had on her dad…

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Virtual world provides gateway to community awareness work in Scotland

Virtual world provides gateway to community awareness work in Scotland 05 November 2020 Technology has helped us find new ways of sharing information and discussing organ donation and kidney health and disease in Scotland. When the Covid-19 pandemic ground the country to a halt in March, the prospect of continuing our work reaching out to…

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Kidney Research UK peer educator shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement award

Kidney Research UK peer educator shortlisted for Asian Women of Achievement award 28 September 2020 A volunteer who supports Kidney Research UK’s awareness raising work has been shortlisted for a prestigious Asian Women of Achievement award. Dr Kiran Sanghera has volunteered as a peer educator for Kidney Research UK for several years, and devotes her…

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Kidney Research UK joins thousands for Sikh celebration

Kidney Research UK joins thousands for Sikh celebration 25 November 2019 Our work to raise awareness of kidney disease and organ donation within communities most affected, was showcased to thousands at a Sikh celebration in Gravesend recently. Thousands of people attended the event to mark the 550th birth of Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru…

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Charity scheme gives Scottish organ donor register a boost

Charity scheme gives Scottish organ donor register a boost by Rosie Loft 12 September 2019 Over a 1,000 people from minority ethnic groups in Scotland have been inspired to sign the organ donor register, thanks to the work of Kidney Research UK. The charity-led initiative is funded by the Scottish Government and has been running…

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Highest ever numbers of organ donors and recipients from minority ethnic groups last year, but shortage remains critical

Highest ever numbers of organ donors and recipients from minority ethnic groups last year, but shortage remains critical 8 September 2019 More people from minority ethnic groups are giving the gift of life through organ donation and receiving lifesaving transplants than ever before, but too many donation opportunities are being missed because families are not…

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Kidney Research UK welcomes new organ donation fatwa

Kidney Research UK welcomes new organ donation fatwa by Rosie Loft 19 June 2019 Greater clarity on issues surrounding organ donation has been brought to the Muslim community, after a leading UK-based Muslim scholar has published a new fatwa (religious guidance) on the subject. This follows several years’ of work supported by NHS Blood and…

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Report reveals disparities in kidney health across the UK

Report reveals disparities in kidney health across the UK Rosie Loft 13 March 2019 This week Kidney Research UK published a report into kidney health inequalities in the UK, which shows how particular groups of people are at greater risk of developing kidney disease. It explains that these groups face worse outcomes from kidney disease…

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