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New Cross Gate Summer BBQ

Patients, families and staff from New Cross Gate Dialysis Unit got together last Sunday 3rd August for their annual summer BBQ. The sun shone, the drinks flowed and the sausages sizzled. There was even a karaoke machine to sing along to. The event took place in the garden behind the unit

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Young Adult Weekend 12 -15 September 2014

Young Adult Weekend 12 -15 September 2014

What is it? A chance to get away and meet other young adults from across the UK. Activities will include archery, canoeing, walk, cycling, social events and many many more. Who is it for? The weekend is for anyone aged 18-30 who has Chronic Kidney Disease. This includes people who

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National Transplant Week

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

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KPA Survey

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.

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First in man Tolerance Study

First in man Tolerance Study launches at Guy’s!

Over the last half century kidney transplantation has become ever more successful, and is now the best treatment for many patients with kidney failure. Early results are outstanding and patients normally leave hospital with a well-functioning new kidney and quickly return to an active life. The main problem for transplant

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Walking from Capital to Coast for the KPA

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!

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LONDON MARATHON

VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON APRIL 13TH 2014

  This year the KPA had four runners in the Virgin London Marathon which took place on Sunday 13th April 2014.  Between them so far they have raised over five and half thousands pounds for the KPA. Jane Branch, Matt Varrier, Avanish Kumar and Ugo Boggi worked really hard training

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OuTSMARting the immune system

OuTSMARting the immune system to prevent transplant rejection

OuTSMART, lead by chief investigator Professor Anthony Dorling, successfully began recruiting patients at Guy’s Hospital in September 2013. This trial is aimed at determining if a combined screening /treatment programme can prevent premature failure of kidney transplants due to chronic rejection in patients with Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) antibodies (this

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