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World Transplant Games

WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES 2013

The World Transplant Games was held this year in Durban, South Africa. Nicole Mackenzie who is one of our Paediatric Transplant Patients was lucky enough to be picked to compete at the games with the British team. The KPA helped to fund her so that she was able to take

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National Transplant Week

National Transplant Week

  Representatives from the Guy’s and St Thomas’ KPA; the trust Organ Donor Committee and NHSBT have been busy recently promoting organ donation and encouraging people to sign up to the organ donor register. We  had a very successful promotional stand at the North Lambeth Parish fete which was held in

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Science & ArtTransplantation Exhibition

The Science & Art of Transplantation Exhibition

To celebrate the Medical Research Council’s centenary this year, the MRC Centre for Transplantation based at Guy’s Hospital, is hosting a one day pop-up exhibition. This unique interactive exhibition will showcase how research has been applied for the benefit of patients. It will feature interviews with the pioneers of science

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Paralympic hero

Paralympic hero opens kidney dialysis centre

Paralympic gold medallist David Weir officially opened the Borough Kidney Treatment Centre in SE1 on Wednesday 1st May 2013. This community-based centre, run by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, provides a relaxing, pleasant environment for patients with kidney disease to dialyse at a time and place convenient to

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London Marathon

London Marathon 2013

This year the KPA had five runners in the London Marathon, Sarah Maple, Hannah Maple, Carmen Day, Edward Dell’Anno and Ben Hylton.   All of our runners worked really hard training and raising funds in support of the KPA. For two of our runners Hannah & Sarah (above) this was their

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MyKidneyCare smartphone ‘app’

MyKidneyCare smartphone ‘app’

  MyKidneyCare smartphone ‘app’ has been produced by the KPA together with clinicians from Guy’s and St Thomas’  kidney service. It was launched last year and was aimed at young adult kidney patients. Version 2 is now available for android, iphones and ipads and is suitable for kidney patients of all

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‘Rediscovering Food & Flavours’

‘Rediscovering Food & Flavours’

  A cookbook, which has been created by TV chef Lawrence Keogh and Renal Dietician, Diane Green, is now available free of charge for patients who need to control their diet due to chronic kidney disease. The book, which has 16 recipes, is called Rediscovering Food & Flavours. It is

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World Kidney Day 14th March

World Kidney Day 14th March

  To celebrate World Kidney Day the KPA set up a stand in the foyer of Guy’s Hospital to raise awareness of kidney disease and encourage people to sign up to the organ donor register. KPA memebers were joined by representatives of the Trusts’ Organ Donor Committee and NHS Blood

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The KPA held its Annual General Meeting on the 12th January 2013. To view the KPA Income and expenditure click on the KidneyTalk Newsletter page on the left hand side of our menu.

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TRANSPLANT GAMES 2012

TRANSPLANT GAMES 2012

The Guy’s team took part in the British Transplant Games that was held in August at Medway this year. The Guy’s team has grown this year considerably with over fifty (competitors and supporters) making up the team, this has been the biggest adult team that Guys has taken to the

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