The annual general meeting of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Kidney Patients’ Association took place on Saturday 19th November at Guy’s Hospital.
This year the theme was ‘living with kidney donation’. We were pleased to welcome two guest speakers: Dela Idowu and Robert Wiggins. Dela is a GSTTKPA committee member and Director of Gift of Living Donation (GOLD). She spoke passionately about the work she is doing to raise awareness of organ donation within Black, African and Caribbean communities. Robert is Chair of Give a Kidney and he gave an interesting and thought provoking presentation about altruistic kidney donation.
The meeting was attended by kidney patients, carers and kidney care staff from Guy’s and St Thomas’. The Chair’s report documented a busy year for the GSTTKPA and the Treasurer reported a healthy financial balance at year end.
The current Chair and committee were re-elected for another year. Henry Kimbell stepped down as Vice Chair to be replaced by Sue Lyon.
Please try and join us for the 2017 AGM this time next year!