Alayne Gagen

Alayne Gagen on her role as a Renal Vascular Access Nurse Specialist

Alayne Gagen explains her role as a Renal Vascular Access Nurse Specialist and describes the steps involved in the creation of an AV Fistula. My name is Alayne Gagen, I’m the Renal Vascular Access Nurse specialist for CMFT, or VANS for short, many of you will know me from both the transplant unit where I[…]

Pre dialysis

Mike Kewley on his experience of living with kidney disease

Mike Kewley, committee member of MRI KPA, shares his experience of living with kidney disease. Mike Kewley – kidney transplant patient I started my personal kidney journey in 1998 when I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure by Renal Consultant Dr Ackrill at Withington hospital. I was familiar with the disease as my mother[…]