The travelling kidney…

The travelling kidney…   Gold standard, super duper insurance… Check Drugs squashed into their smallest transportable form…Check Clinic letters crumpled in my hand luggage…Check What could go wrong?? Believe it or not, getting sick abroad is practically my forte. I’m so good at it I can usually manage a hospitalisation in every country I visit.[…]

Dying to Live

I’m Dying to Live

I’m dying to live! I’d never seen something so beautiful. The sun glazed the snow-capped mountains, the occasional cloud drifted past the summit and I couldn’t wipe this stupid enormous smile off my face. As I sat eating my lunch amongst the highest peaks in North Wales, I just didn’t know if I’d ever top[…]

Giving a Gift

Spare Kidney: Good Working Order

Spare Kidney:  GWO Even though I had been a renal nurse for many years it had never occurred to me that I could be a live kidney donor in the paired/pool scheme.  My only experience of live donation had been through patients whose family or friends had donated. While working as a Renal Therapy specialist[…]

Reann's Kidney Failure

Reann’s Kidney Failure Story

Reann’s Kidney Failure Story   Diagnosis & Starting Dialysis In June 2009 I got rushed into Whiston Hospital  with severe swelling and after lots of tests. I got diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) at the age of 15. In 2012 when I was 18, I had a PD tube fitted.  I[…]

A father donates to his son

A father donates to his son

We have been following Joe for some time now, most recently we featured his return to dialysis following the failure of his transplant. This blog and accompanying video features Joe and his father Philip as they go through living donation as a father donates to his son. A father donates to his son I confess[…]

Paul Reynolds at this year’s World Transplant Games

Paul Reynolds at this year’s World Transplant Games Paul, one of our Salford Royal Kidney Ambassadors, reflects on his time at the World Transplant Games in Malaga.   We’re just back from an incredible two weeks – 1st week showing the world the power of organ donation by playing for Team GB at this year’s[…]

Transplant Games Q and A with Paul Reynolds

Transplant Games – Q&A with Paul Paul, one of our Salford Royal Kidney Ambassadors, talks about his experience of participating in the British and World Transplant Games. Read about his achievements, how the Transplant Games have helped him, and why he thinks more people should get involved! Tell me about yourself. My name is Paul[…]

12 Months

12 Months… Today sees the 12 month anniversary of my dates with Dai #dialysis shocking where the times goes but also the longest 12 months ever! If I’m really honest..the hardest 12 months that only 2 people really understand..Lee and myself. Putting a few things down in print..maybe to share my experiences/thoughts with others going[…]

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