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caring for your hands

Caring for frequently washed hands

We’ve all got used to washing or sanitising our hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, both at home and outdoors – and now caring for our frequently washed hands is now something many of us are considering. Frequently washing & using hand gels can cause dry hands Hand washing is

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covid 19 vaccine

Kidney patients COVID-19 vaccine information

Upcoming Webinars Kidney Care UK Webinar for BAME patients, families & staff Tuesday 09-Feb-2021 5-6.30pm Hosted by: Kidney Care UK, African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust, Gift of Living Donation GOLD, Renal Association, British Renal Society. Register here Caribbean & African Health Hour Every Saturday 11.00-12.00 Explaining vaccine facts so you can

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transplant football

Transplant Football – A new goal for young adults

By Dr Stuart Deoraj, ST3 Renal Registrar, GSTT For many people with kidney failure, transplantation results in a better outcome than the significant burden of long-term dialysis. But there are challenges to transplantation. Careful monitoring and management of long-term medications, repeated blood tests and close interaction with healthcare professionals are

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GOLD Launches telephone support scheme

The Peer Phone Buddies scheme from Gift of Living Donation (GOLD) aims to encourage black patients to talk about kidney donation with their loved ones. It’s also for living donors to learn more about the donation process. Connecting black patients with trained black peer supporters The scheme connects black patients

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Amazon Smile

Join AmazonSmile and help your KPA

Shopping online helps keep us safe during the pandemic, and now you can support your KPA when you shop at Amazon because GSTTKPA has signed up to AmazonSmile. To shop at AmazonSmile: Go to on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS

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London Marathon 2020

On Sunday 4 October, while the elite athletes completed the 26.2 miles of the 40th Virgin Money London Marathon in St James’s Park, 45,000 runners from 109 countries ran a ‘virtual Marathon’, often alone and without the support of fellow competitors and spectators. GSTTKPA is very grateful to two amazing

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organ donation week

Organ Donation Week

A socially distanced Organ Donation Week (7-13 September) was always going to be a challenge, but all over the UK people went above and beyond to raise awareness. Organ Donation Week 2020 The theme of Organ Donation Week 2020 was to open up the discussion and get people to talk

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