Dying without dying

Dying without dying

Dying without dying When you live with serious, chronic health conditions, the reality is that sometimes it feels like you are walking a tightrope between life and death. Most of us try not to think about it too much but the more involved you are in the medical world the clearer it becomes. Whether it’s[…]

Stephen Caddick

Stephen Caddick talks about his role as a MFT Governor

Let me introduce myself. My name is Stephen Caddick and I’ve been a committee member of the MRIKPA (previously NWRKPA) for 10 years plus. Recently I’ve become more involved with renal services as TREnDs is rolled out, which is something I’m very passionate about. For this reason I decided to put myself forward to become[…]

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[…]

Complementry Therapy Blog December 2017

Complementary Therapy Blog, December 2017

Complementary Therapy Blog, December 2017 Hi Everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and wrapped up nice and warm.  We have had a number of really wintry, snappy weather over the past couple of weeks so it’s essential you take extra care of yourself. We are coming to the end of our second year[…]

DNA Editing

DNA Editing: Future therapy for genetic conditions?

DNA Editing: Future therapy for genetic conditions? It can’t have escaped your notice that in the past few days the latest development in DNA editing has featured heavily in the media as news emerged of scientists from the USA and South Korea successfully removing a piece of faulty DNA from an embryo. Not untypically, the[…]

World Transplant Games

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[…]

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities Engaging with health conditions and volunteering is a great way to develop skills, learn, and to give something back. As a department, we want to offer as many volunteering opportunities as we can to patients as well as their relatives and friends. I wanted to give you a quick reminder of the existing[…]

Merry Christmas from HKPA, MRIKPA and everyone at GMKIN

The Christmas Season is upon us and it’s both a time of celebration and reflection.  GMKIN has much to celebrate this year after winning a number of awards which all of you have made possible so when you’re reflecting, give yourselves a huge pat on the back and perhaps, for those of you on dialysis,[…]