Kidney Transplant Anniversaries – How do you celebrate yours?

The KPA are launching a new campaign in Transplant Week: “Celebrate your Kidneyversary”. People have said that each milestone is a cause to celebrate, think of the donors and remember the fantastic staff that cared for us. Also we remember our fellow patients who still are waiting for ‘the call’. We would like to hear about how you celebrate each year. Let us know on…

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National Transplant Week 7-13 July

The KPA were in Guy’s Hospital reception during National Transplant Week to raise awareness of organ donation. We were joined by doctors from the Renal Unit at Guy’s and the Specialist Nurses for Organ Donation (SNODs) who work for NHS Blood and Transplant. Lots of people stopped to talk to find out more about the KPA, kidney disease and transplantation. We were able to encourage…

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Patient Transport – Have Your Say!

Transport for All (TfA) is a registered charity who champion the cause for accessible transport in London. They have recently joined up with The National Kidney Federation (NKF) to launch a campaign to improve patient transport services. They would like to hear your stories of patient transport – good or bad. If you, a relative or friend use patient transport please complete this online survey before 31st…

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Walking from Capital to Coast for the KPA

Ellie Hickman (pictured with her family) spent the May Bank Holiday Weekend walking The London to Brighton Challenge. It’s a 100km / 62 mile walk and Ellie choose to do this walk to raise funds for the KPA. Ellie completed 56km before being forced to retire due to injury – Well Done Ellie! Ellie has been a patient at Guy’s and St Thomas’ since December 2003. Ellie says: ”I have fundraised…

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