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Upcoming Annual General Meeting Saturday 30th November 2019

Would you like to know about the latest research in kidney transplantation? Then come to Guy’s & St Thomas’ Kidney Patients’ Association Annual General Meeting. Saturday 30th November, 10.00 am to 12.00 midday Burfoot Court Room (off the colonnade) Guy’s Hospital London SE1 9RT Come along to support your KPA, and hear from our

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Kidney Information Films Win Award

We are please to tell our readers about a series of four short films for adults with kidney disease, which feature patients and staff from GSTT kidney unit. We are delighted to let you know that the films were ‘commended’ in the recent British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards.

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Winners!

And the winners are…

We are pleased to announce that the winners of GSTTKPA’s first Research Competition for GSTT kidney unit staff are: Mr Pankaj Chandak and colleagues for their project: Novel therapies delivered by machine perfusion to improve transplant outcomes Dr Hannah Maple and colleagues for their project: Quality of life in dialysis

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British Transplant Games 2019

In 2019 the British Transplant Games took place in Newport, Wales from 25th to 28th July. Teams from GSTT adult kidney unit and Evelina London Children’s Hospital attended the event with support from GSTTKPA. News from GSTT Adult Team Simon Bessant, Adult Team Manager writes: This year, GSTT sent a

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Welcome to the Kidney Kitchen

Food is one of the great pleasures of life, whether it’s a celebration meal with family and friends, a romantic dinner for two, or movie night at home with the family. But all this changes if you have kidney disease. Instead, each meal turns into a minefield, especially if you

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Round the Island Race for organ donation

Round the Island Race for organ donation

Earlier in June, following a successful World Kidney Day Sail, a Transplant Sailing Challenge crew took part along with 1300 other yachts in the famous Round the Island Race, an annual event covering 50 sea miles around the Isle of Wight. Jacquie Dowding reports. I believe that the inception of

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GSTTKPA 5th Family Fun Day

The KPA’s 5th Family Fun Day was held on 9th June. Once again, it was a great success, with over 120 patients, family members and kidney unit staff enjoying the afternoon at King’s College Sports Ground. As in previous years, people enjoyed the barbecue, face painting, raffle and other entertainment.

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The first UK Black living kidney appreciation event

In May over 150 African and Caribbean living kidney donors gathered with their recipients in London to be honoured and recognised for their acts of selflessness and bravery. The first of its kind in the UK, the event was hosted by Gift of Living Donation (GOLD), and marked the launch

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Family Fun Day 9th June 2019

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Kidney Patients’ Association invite kidney patients and their friends and family to a family fun day (including a FREE BBQ) on Sunday 9th June, commencing at 1pm. The event will be held at King’s College Sports Ground, Brockley Rise/Stillness Road, London SE23 1NW. Buses P4,122,185 run near

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Occupational therapy

What is occupational therapy?

And what can it do for you? Occupational therapy aims to take a whole-person approach to support both mental and physical health and wellbeing. The term ‘occupation’ refers to any day-to-day activity that allows someone to live independently and have a sense of identity; this could be around self-care, work

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