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The PAVE Trial

PAVE the way to a better quality of life on haemodialysis

(Paclitaxel assisted balloon Angioplasty of Venous Stenosis in haEmodialysis access) The PAVE Trial is a randomised controlled trial (people taking part are put into one or other group at random – see below). It aims to preserve arteriovenous fistulae (AVF), used for haemodialysis. We plan to start recruiting haemodialysis patients

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KPA all weather picnic

Fun and games at the KPA all weather picnic

After a soggy start (courtesy of a summer downpour!) the sun shone,the BBQ sizzled and the games commenced. The GSTT KPA was especially pleased to welcome Baroness Lawrence who attended in a private capacity to open the event. The afternoon kicked off with a five aside football match, closely folowed

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World Kidney Day 2015

Celebrating World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is an annual global awareness and education event. This year it was held on the 12th March.  The KPA hosted a raising awareness event at Guy’s Hospital and encouraged people to sign up to the organ donor register. The theme of the day was kidney health for all.

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Summer events

Summer events – your chance to get involved

The KPA have charity bond places in two prestigious events this summer, the Vitality British 10K London Run on 12th July and the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 on 2nd August. If you, or someone you know, is a keen runner or an enthusiastic cyclist why not apply for one of

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We’re off to the races!

We’re off to the races!

The GSTTKPA are delighted to announce the launch of our first horse racing syndicate. The two racehorses are stabled with Grand National winning trainer Kim Bailey at his state of the art training yard near Cheltenham. One is lovely mature looking three year old, called King Simba. The second horse

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AGM

The Annual General Meeting of YOUR KPA:

The Annual General Meeting of the KPA took place on Saturday 8th November 2014 and was well attended by kidney patients and carers. Sonia Moorhouse, KPA Chair, gave a report on the KPA’s activities throughout the year. Janice Stephens, Treasurer, presented the annual accounts and finance report. The Chair, Vice Chair and

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Success for the children at The British Transplant Games

Success for the children at The British Transplant Games

Thanks to generous funding from the KPA, twenty young kidney patients from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Evelina London Children’s Hospital attended the British Transplant Games held in Bolton last month. They successfully competed in sports including running, swimming, squash, and archery and came home with 28 medals. Transplant nurse, Grainne

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Ride London

Cycling from London to Surrey (and back) for the KPA

The KPA had three cyclists in the Prudential London – Surrey 100 mile cycle ride on Sunday 10th August; Chris, Ian and Sam (pictured). Despite the adverse weather conditions all three of them completed the course. Chris said: ” it was VERY wet and then it got VERY VERY wet!” However all

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