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[…]

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[…]

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams Story

With thanks to Caroline Williams and Kidneys for Life for giving us permission to share Caroline’s story. Caroline Williams Story It was 2006, not too long after my 29th birthday.  I had been feeling tired for some time and suffering from frequent headaches, I just put this down to my busy social calendar and too[…]

British Transplant Games

British Transplant Games

As the British Transplant Games 2019 were officially launched in Newport earlier this week, I thought it would be good to share Zoe Dixon’s article on last year’s hugely successful games in Birmingham as a bit of inspiration to everyone to get involved. If you can go to Newport, whether as competitor or spectator, I[…]

World Kidney Day at Salford Royal

Brian Egerton’s report in words and pictures on World Kidney Day, 2018 at Salford Royal   Every year on the 2nd Thursday of March we celebrate World Kidney Day. This years theme was Kidney Disease and Women’s Health as it coincided with International Women’s Day being on the 8th March.At Salford Royal Hospital in the[…]

Naqeeb Qureshi on donating a kidney to his mother

Article For GMKIN In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Waoo, it has been Four Years Now (13 September 2013-2017) since my mum has her transplant done at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI). We arrived in this country in July 2012 as a family to live and progress our life and careers[…]

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[…]

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