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A picture of Angela when she first started nursing

International Nurses’ Day: retired renal nurse and trustee reflects on 30 years of nursing

To mark International Nurses’ Day, we sat down with our trustee, retired renal nurse Angela Watt to talk about her career on the wards and some of the immense changes that have taken place over the past 30 years. Angela, tell us about why you decided to become a nurse, and what inspired you to…

Cars at the Silverstone Festival

Partnering with Silverstone Festival to fuel life-changing advances in kidney research

We’re excited to announce that we have been selected as the Official Charity Partner for the 2023 Silverstone Festival. Silverstone Festival The festival, taking place at the home of British motorsport over the summer bank holiday weekend from August 25-27, is set to be attended by more 100,000 people and the partnership will help raise…

Daphne, Catherine, Val

Why I’m running the London Marathon for Mum

A man in Derbyshire is set to run this year’s London Marathon to raise money for Kidney Research UK and in memory of his own mother.  Ryan Cotton 44 originally took on the challenge to celebrate the kidney transplant of his mother-in-law, which has lasted for 44 years. Unfortunately, Ryan’s own mother Lynne was also…

Tim Carr

Hertfordshire man running 26 miles for sister-in-law’s 26th kidney transplant anniversary

A Bishops Stortford man is taking on this year’s London Marathon to raise money for for vital kidney research and to celebrate the 26th anniversary of his sister in-law’s kidney transplant. Tim Carr, 53, wanted to mark the occasion with 26-mile course around the capital adding further to his marathon tally. Tim Carr Tim’s sister-in-law…

Daniel McKevitt and his sister Kelly Marie

Liverpool marathon veteran dedicates number five to his sister

Four-time marathon runner Daniel McKevitt has decided to run the 2023 TCS London Marathon in memory of his sister Kelly Marie after she passed away due to a cardiac arrest which came as a complication of kidney disease. The 44-year-old Liverpool man has previously run races in Berlin, Manchester, Snowdonia and in his home city…

Niall MacCallum and dad Eddie

“Why I’m running the London Marathon for Dad”

An Argyllshire man is running this year’s London marathon in memory of his dad and to raise awareness of the disease his father lived with his whole adult life. Niall MacCallum 43 has set himself a target of raising over £2,500 for charity Kidney Research UK. His father Eddie was diagnosed with kidney disease at…

Dr Farah Latif

Improving organ and tissue donation awareness within ethnic minority communities in Wales thanks to NHSBT funding.

Thanks to £10,000 of funding from NHS Blood and Transplant, we’re teaming up with Kidney Wales to improve organ and tissue donation awareness within ethnic minority communities in Wales, ultimately increasing the number of organs available for transplantation for patients. The aim of this project will be to educate predominately South Asian communities – Sikh,…

Kidney Research Data Portal

New on-line portal launched to support research collaboration in kidney disease

The Kidney Research data portal (KRDP) is now available online, allowing researchers with an interest in kidney disease to access an up-to-date searchable listing of datasets that might support their own research. Championed by the UK Renal Health Data Research Network (UKRHDRN) and administered by Kidney Research UK and the University of Leicester, the KDRP will…

Researchers in the lab

Largest Government contribution towards renal research

As Covid hit, together with other members of the Association of Medical Research Charities we sought support from Government to step in to address the massive impact of diverting funds and resources away from ongoing, vital research, to fighting the pandemic. So much work, development and potential had to go on hold. Work that could…

Liam on the beach drinking coffee

When the police knock at your door at 1am, you don’t expect to be offered a transplant

Wakefield man recalls the bewildering moment he was woken twice in the middle of the night to find he had kidney disease and needed a transplant. Liam Howorth, a property sourcing manager from Wakefield, has recalled the bewildering moment he was woken to find police at the door at one o’clock in the morning. In…

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