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Celebrating my kidneyversary with the brother who saved my life

Celebrating my kidneyversary with the brother who saved my life 14 March 2024 In September 2022, Ifrah Raza strapped on a harness and helmet, then ziplined 100ft above the river Clyde in Glasgow to celebrate her second kidneyversary.   The adrenaline-fuelled challenge, which raised nearly £600 for our work at Kidney Research UK, was all the…

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Change is needed so people don’t go through what I went through

Change is needed so people don’t go through what I went through 14 March 2024 Paisley resident and logistics manager Stephen Blom was a serious cyclist with a string of national medals to his credit. But as he hit his mid thirties, he started to lose his competitive edge. “I didn’t know why the harder…

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Roman will need a transplant before he turns ten years old.

Roman will need a transplant before he turns ten years old. 08 March 2024 At just four years old, Roman Newell has been through a lot. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) kept him in hospital for the first five months of his life, and his parents, Carrie and Lee, continue to provide care for him at…

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If I can walk The March March with one kidney, you can too!

If I can walk The March March with one kidney, you can too! 23 February 2024 Grant from Edinburgh was left reeling in 2016 when, at 30 years old, doctors discovered he’d been living with just one kidney – and its function was declining. He says: “It was a big shock. I feel like I’ve…

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Walking all over kidney disease for March March

Walking all over kidney disease for March March 22 February 2024 Stephanie Roche is one of hundreds of people taking on our ‘The March March’ challenge, walking 10,000 steps every day to raise funds in the fight against kidney disease. By the time she reaches 310,000 steps at the end of March, Stephanie, 37 from…

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My BMI was too high for a transplant, so I took up running.

My BMI was too high for a transplant, so I took up running. 12 February 2024 In 2018, Andy Jones was told by a nephrologist that his kidney function had declined to the point where dialysis or a transplant would be needed imminently. He was dealt a further blow when he was told that his…

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Bringing the personal to parliament

Bringing the personal to parliament 31 January 2024 Khalid Mahmood is the UK’s longest serving Asian MP, having represented his Birmingham Perry Barr constituency since 2001. Motivated by his own dialysis and transplant experiences the 62-year-old Labour politician is hugely supportive of our cause. As the parliamentary sponsor for the launch of our new report…

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In memory of Riminder

In memory of Riminder 22 December 2023 Our Peterborough Cathedral Winter Walk in December 2023 brought together people with many different experiences of kidney disease but with one clear goal – to fund research that will improve the lives of kidney patients.   For Jasvinder Talafair, it was an opportunity to do this in memory of…

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My son’s transplant has given the whole family a new lease of life

My son’s transplant has given the whole family a new lease of life 08 December 2023 When we last heard from Sara Turkentine in 2022, she was waiting for transplant surgery to donate a kidney to her son, Joseph. A year earlier, Joseph, now aged five, was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a rare…

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