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Guy’s & St Thomas’ Kidney Patients’ Association

Report – GSTTKPA Annual General Meeting December 2018

A year of continuity and progress for GSTTKPA Guy’s & St Thomas’ Kidney Patients’ Association (GSTTKPA) is going from strength to strength in its support for patients and their families at Guy’s kidney clinic. This was the message of GSTTKPA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on 1st December 2018. GSTTKPA

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microscope in lab

Introducing PITHIA

New research study aims to boost transplants from older deceased donors Many potential kidney transplants are from deceased donors aged 60 years or older, but many of these kidneys are not used due to worries about how they may work. But age alone does not predict good kidney health and

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Upcoming Annual General Meeting Saturday 1st December 2018

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 1st December, 10am – 12pm The Roben’s Suite 29th floor,  Tower Wing Guy’s Hospital London SE1 9RT Hear from Dr Benedict Phillips of Guy’s & St Thomas’ about how research

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Bristish Transplant Games

British Transplant Games 2018

The 2018 British Transplant Games took place in August in Birmingham. The Games are a four-day multi-sports event whose aim is to promote fitness after transplantation and highlight the continued need for organ donation. Teams from Evelina London Children’s Hospital and GSTT adult kidney unit attended the event with financial

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Mount Cook

Climbing Out!

Young adult kidney patients take to the hills In early July a small group of Guy’s and St Thomas’ young adult kidney patients took part in a Climbing Out outdoor activity programme held in North Wales. They joined other young people from Leeds Renal Unit to stay together in a

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Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day 15th July 2018

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 15th July, 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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Dr Benedict Lyle Phillips

New technology in kidney transplantation

Moving out of the ice-age Guy’s Hospital has introduced new technology to bring kidney transplantation out of the ‘ice-age’. For the last 60 years, deceased-donor kidneys have been preserved on ice at 4°C before being transplanted. This has been an effective and inexpensive way of keeping kidneys viable. However, there

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