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“Celebrating my kidneyversary ten years on from my transplant”

“Celebrating my kidneyversary ten years on from my transplant” 11 June 2024 Diagnosed with kidney disease as a baby, John Savage, from Loughborough, received an organ donation in March 2014 after his kidneys deteriorated. Now aged 43, John and his family are celebrating his tenth kidneyversary.   John says: “My kidney has the nickname ‘Thridney’ because…

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“My sudden diagnosis felt like being dropped into a warzone”

“My sudden diagnosis felt like being dropped into a warzone” 10 June 2024 When Nick Angell, a 42-year-old IT professional, left his home in Swindon to attend a training course, the last thing he expected to learn was that his kidneys were failing.  Nick says: “While I was away with work in 2019, I began…

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Farzana’s experience of receiving a kidney and pancreas transplant

Farzana’s experience of receiving a kidney and pancreas transplant 31 May 2024 Receiving a kidney transplant is an emotional time, as patients seek a better future, often waiting years for a donor to be found. A successful transplant provides an alternative to exhausting and restrictive dialysis sessions, offering patients the opportunity to live their lives…

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“Challenging myself to make my brother proud”

“Challenging myself to make my brother proud” 23 May 2024 Losing her 49-year-old brother David, after his lifelong battle with kidney disease, was devastating for Joanne Wallis and her family.   After David died in November 2023, Joanne, 39, from Derby, decided to take on a series of challenges in his memory to raise money for…

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“Nail salon discovery changed my life”

“Nail salon discovery changed my life” 20 May 2024 A routine trip to a nail salon in February 2022, led Louise Whymark to the shock discovery that she had been living with kidney disease. She says: “I went to have my nails done and told my nail technician that I had a problem with one…

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“I’m celebrating five years since my transplant, and won’t ever let kidney disease stop me from living my life”

“I’m celebrating five years since my transplant, and won’t ever let kidney disease stop me from living my life” 15 May 2024 Proving people wrong is something that Kirran Willerton, 35 from Glasgow, has been determined to do throughout her life. Born with Conradi-Hunermann syndrome – a rare disorder which affects skeletal development – and…

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“Chronic kidney disease severely impacted my mental health”

“Chronic kidney disease severely impacted my mental health” 15 May 2024 In 2012, while working as a paramedic, Izzy, 48 from Bradford, received the shocking news that he was at stage four of kidney failure. Izzy had been living with a type of kidney disease called IgA nephropathy, which had caused his kidney function to…

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