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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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New lead of our lay advisory group promises an exciting future

New lead of our lay advisory group promises an exciting future 27 July 2021 Miranda Scanlon has recently taken up the reins as the new lead of Kidney Research UK’s lay advisory group. Speaking from her home as lockdown eases she’s conscious the path ahead for her and other kidney patients is still uncertain. “As…

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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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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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Scottish Project Peer Educator Coordinator named ‘Community Angel’

Scottish Project Peer Educator Coordinator named ‘Community Angel’ 27 March 2020 A woman who goes the extra mile to support others has been named a ‘Community Angel’. Bushra Riaz, the Scottish Project Peer Educator Coordinator for Kidney Research UK, was among a list of inspirational women honoured by Amina, a Scotland wide women’s support service.…

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Q&A with the Nottinghamshire Kidney Units Appeal group

Q&A with the Nottinghamshire Kidney Units Appeal group 31 January 2020 Colin, along with his wife Gill, and friends Richard and Chris, have been running the Nottinghamshire Kidney Unit Appeal fundraising group for over a decade now, raising vital funds for both Kidney Research UK and the renal units at two local hospitals. We are…

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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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Q&A with trustee Angela Watt

Q&A with trustee Angela Watt 05 November 2019 Our trustee Angela Watt is a registered renal nurse and has worked in renal care for 20 years. Angela, whose family has been affected by kidney disease for over five generations, tells us what sparked her interest in becoming a trustee for the charity and about her…

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Q&A with trustee Dr Adnan Sharif

Q&A with trustee Dr Adnan Sharif 05 November 2019 Our trustee Dr Adnan Sharif is a consultant transplant nephrologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. In a Q&A he explains what he enjoys most about being a trustee as well as his role in renal medicine, transplantation and research. Adnan Sharif, pictured centre, at the…

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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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