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Change is even more urgent now.

Change is even more urgent now. 20 October 2022 2021/22, a year when we built back from the toughest of times, re-launched our research programme, innovated and moved forward at pace with our plans. We brought together world experts in Alport syndrome, a rare kidney condition, to accelerate discovery. We held our first funding competition…

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PKD patients set to benefit from £0.5m research investment

PKD patients set to benefit from £0.5m research investment 27 May 2022 Kidney Research UK and The PKD Charity, have teamed up to fund three research projects to improve the lives of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) patients, with grants worth a total of £537,000. The awards mark the start of a new collaborative approach to…

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The public don’t know the kidney basics

The public don’t know the kidney basics 10 March 2022 This World Kidney Day we are uncovering the uncomfortable truth that the general public have a shocking lack of knowledge about their kidneys and aren’t aware of the devastating consequences of kidney failure. Our survey asked over 2,000 UK adults basic questions about the kidneys…

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Quality in Organ Donation programme named UK Biobank of the Year 2022!

Quality in Organ Donation programme named UK Biobank of the Year 2022! 08 March 2022 We are delighted to share that the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre has awarded the Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD) programme first place in the UK Biobank of the Year. We are proud to be charity partners and to…

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Much to be proud of after the most difficult year

Much to be proud of after the most difficult year by Sandra Currie 01 November 2021 When the UK went into the first Covid-19 lockdown, we had been preparing to interview applicants for research fellowships. We cancelled the interviews immediately, hoping it would be a short postponement.   But as the impact of the pandemic developed…

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A tribute to Elaine Sherlock

A tribute to Elaine Sherlock 26 October 2021 We are sad to announce that one of our longstanding supporters, Elaine Sherlock, passed away this summer. Elaine, 57, had a hereditary kidney disease and started dialysis in 2010. She received a kidney as part of the paired donation scheme in 2011, and lived a full and…

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Kidney pioneers – personal reflections on the development of UK renal services

Kidney pioneers – personal reflections on the development of UK renal services 13 October 2021 In the UK today, over 70,000 people are either on dialysis or have received a kidney transplant. But 60 years ago the medical profession was highly sceptical of these fledgling innovations – and the pioneering renal teams who championed them.…

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60 years of life-changing research

60 years of life-changing research 07 October 2021 This year marks our 60th anniversary: 60 years of fighting to end kidney disease through cutting-edge research. On this important milestone, we have handpicked some of our successes to celebrate together. Dialysis Dutch physician Dr Willem Kolff, known to many as the ‘father of dialysis’, constructed the…

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