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Russel Van Praagh, ironman

Russell’s ultimate challenge

Russell Van Praagh is a seasoned triathlete, but this Sunday’s (July 16) Ironman UK challenge in Bolton, Lancashire will be the most important race of his life. Participants in the Ironman long course triathlon must complete a 3.8km swim, followed by a 180km bike ride and then run a full 42km marathon. It’s the ultimate…

The importance of health data in research

Yesterday the Government published its response to the National Data Guardian for Health and Care Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-outs.

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Scotland to introduce soft opt-out system for organ donation

Following public consultation, the Scottish Government intends to introduce legislation for a soft opt-out system of organ and tissue donation.

Family group at Kidney Research UK's London Bridges Walk 2017

Eight bridges & seven miles – walking for kidney disease

On Sunday 3 July, some 800 people came together to fundraise for kidney research by walking along London’s River Thames, across eight iconic bridges from Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge and back.


NICE decision on secondary hyperparathyroidism boosts patient choice

Following input from Kidney Research UK’s patient survey, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published guidance recommending etelcalcetide as an option for treating secondary hyperparathyroidism in adults with chronic kidney disease on haemodialysis.

Ben Caplin, kidney researcher at UCL Medical School Royal Free, London

Meet Ben Caplin – growing up into a scientist

Dr Ben Caplin is a research scientist based at UCL Medical School in London. Currently funded by Kidney Research UK, Ben and his team are working on a first-of-its-kind project examining DNA in the arteries of people with kidney disease to try to find out why kidney disease causes heart problems.

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Launch of unique kidney biobank

Kidney Research UK has launched the first kidney biobank covering England, Scotland and Wales.

Richard Chesney, volunteer

Meet our office volunteer, Richard

Richard is a long-term volunteer and leads our work in selling pre-loved items on eBay. He loves doing his bit to make a difference to our fundraising.

All things kidney – explained over a pint or two!

For the first time, Kidney Research UK has sponsored events at the annual Pint of Science festival, which runs across the world in spring each year.

Einar Ossurarson, student fundraisier

Making ‘air’ waves in fundraising

Einar Ossurarson, a 17 year old student at North Kent College, decided to use his passion for radio to raise funds for Kidney Research UK.

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