My Dialysis Journey So Far by Pat Greenwood. March 2023

Over 30 years ago, I was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy following blood and urine tests prior to a trial for asthma medication. Although I hardly had any symptoms apart from raised blood pressure; over time, my kidney function gradually declined. It hardly affected my life at all – I had a healthy baby boy in[…]

Phil Hardy's Story

Phil Hardy’s Story

Phil Hardy’s Story A CRASH LANDER! My name is Philip Hardy, born in 1947. I’m a semi-retired print engineer originally from Denton in Manchester. I hope this may be of interest to you and your team, also for any patient who has had a similar condition. In May 2018 I became tired and lost appetite,[…]

12th Annual Dialysis

The 12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference

12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference The 12th Annual Dialysis conference is at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester as usual. It takes place between September 25th and 27th. The first day is devoted to the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland (VASBI). You can register for any or all of the three days and[…]

Videos on setting up and using a home dialysis machine

Helen Jennings, a great supporter of GMKIN, recently made three videos about her home dialysis processes. Your processes may differ dependent on the type of dialysis and the machine you’re using but these videos give a great overview of what’s involved in Home Haemodialysis.  When making your choice of dialysis make sure you work with[…]

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