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WORLD KIDNEY DAY

WORLD KIDNEY DAY

  World Kidney day (WKD) took place on 13th March 2014 and this year’s theme was “Kidney Health Matters – Help Reduce the Risk to Your Kidneys”. To celebrate, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Kidney Patients’ Association, in conjunction with the National Kidney Federation and the NHS Blood and Transplant team set

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Trevor Cook

Trevor Cook (1947 – 2013)

It is with great sadness that the KPA announce the death of our immediate past Chair, Trevor Cook. After a long spell in hospital Trevor passed away on Monday 18th November, on the Intensive Care Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital. The family and friends of Trevor Cook will be celebrating

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ANNUAL RAFFLE RESULTS

KPA ANNUAL RAFFLE RESULTS

The KPA’s Annual Raffle has been drawn and the lucky prize winners are below: 1st Prize – £500.00 lucky ticket number 02206 – Kamal Charan-Giles,  seen pictured  receiving her prize from Henry Kimbell, Vice Chair, of the KPA 2nd Prize –  Ipad Mini lucky ticket number 03112 – Mr John Barnes

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National Kidney Federation Annual Conference

National Kidney Federation Annual Conference

The annual patient-led conference of The National Kidney Federation (NKF)  was held at The Hinkley Island Hotel, Leicestershire, 11 – 13 October 2013. The memorable presentations included a witty and articulate speaker who advised about the many advantages of home dialysis: he emphasized the additional independence, more free time and waiting

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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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GAMBIT study

GAMBIT study

Clinical research is crucial to the advancement of medicine. As an example of one of our many research studies in kidney transplantation, we would like to introduce you to the GAMBIT study which is being carried out at Guy’s hospital. This study received support from the KPA last year as

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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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