Category Archives: Children

Transplant Games

The British Transplant Games have been staged annually since 1978 and take place in a different UK city during the summer. The event is a major highlight of the year for the children and staff at The Evelina. All children who have received a kidney transplant, and are well enough, are encouraged to compete. Fund raising takes place throughout the year to support children and…

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Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House opened nearly 23 years ago as a home-away-from-home for the families of sick children being treated in the children’s wards at Guy’s Hospital. Since the doors opened it has been used by many parents (and siblings) of children undergoing kidney treatment. The transplant team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ performs 25% of all children’s kidney transplants in the UK and many of…

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MyKidneyCare smartphone app

When asked in a survey, young kidney patients indicated that mobile phones (not surprisingly) are their preferred communication tool. The survey results also suggested that young kidney patients wanted support and information to help them become more independent in managing their kidney condition, particularly as they enter the teenage years. Most importantly young kidney patients wanted to strike a balance between managing education, work and…

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