CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST KIDNEY TRANSPLANT AT MANCHESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY 22 March 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the first kidney transplant at Manchester Royal Infirmary. To celebrate this occasion and the 6,000 plus transplants that have taken place since then Manchester Transplant Team have organised an Afternoon Tea the details[…]
The HOPE Kidney Patients Association is pleased to announce the forthcoming AGM. It will be held on Wednesday 12th October 2016. See below for details and download the Self Nomination Form. Thank you from the HOPE KPA & GMKIN Team. hkpa-agm-notice-nomination-2016
Cristina, the initiator of #GMKIN, asked me to write a poem about relationships developed on #GMKIN to share at #UKKW2016. When I was first diagnosed with #ESRD eight years ago there were no local kidney information support groups that I was informed about or aware of. #GMKIN helps fill that gap. I hope people enjoy[…]
Below are guidelines on completing the Work Capability Assessment form. It is recommended that you complete the form with a Welfare Rights worker especially if you are appealing a decision. If you can’t read this document please email me on email@example.com and I’ll email you a copy.
Please note: Registration for the Living Donor Event at Buile Park Hall, Sunday September 20th is now closed. If you have not already registered please don’t just turn up as space is limited and catering arrangements have been finalised. Thank you.
We are looking for dialysis patients, carers and family members to take part in a research survey. Click on the poster below for further details. If you are interested please contact Stella Frost on 07769 718 573 or 0161 284 8889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I remember when I first started dialysis at the unit seven years ago that it was the first time I had been in a dialysis unit and as well as all the large different equipment, I found that many of the staff that were caring for me asked me questions that I did[…]
0BY25 Invitation GS1c Demographics 09-01-14 GS2c Clinical data 09-01-14 GS3c Diagnostic and Treatment 09-01-14 GS4c Outcomes 09-01-14 IRB Template for Website 08-18-14 Protocol 09-04-14 (2) Dear All, I would be grateful if you would consider taking part in the International Society of Nephrology 0 x 25 Acute Kidney Injury Global Snapshot. The purpose is[…]
As all HKPA Members are aware, we have available our Holiday Home/Caravan available for respite and short break holidays for Patients and their Carers to enjoy. This provision has been run for several years very successfully by the late Kath Barlow and Maureen Bleakley, which the HKPA have heavily subsidised for the benefit of all[…]
A different view. My journey into the renal world happened suddenly a few years ago when I was admitted and commenced on urgent haemodialysis following a sudden realisation and the awful truth that my kidneys had failed. It wasn’t that hospitals frightened me. I was no stranger to being in that kind of environment as[…]
Tingling fingers, burning feet I toss and turn can’t get to sleep. Itching skin, restless legs Oh I wish I could rest my weary head. Painful gums Rumbling tum No where to hide, no place to run. Buzzing arm Listening in bed Forgetting words in my head. Helen Jennings Dialysis patient
Hi everyone. I have been thrown into this blogging world purely by chance. Which brings me to how I pretty much ended up being thrown into the renal world. Seven years ago I had a good job, I was a Nurse Practitioner, I had a young daughter and a partner. However my life was[…]
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31ST OCTOBER 2011 – THE GIFT OF LIFE BY JACK POLSON “THE GIFT OF LIFE” only four little words but very emotive words that have a great deal of meaning to prospective organ donors and recipients alike. Firstly for the donors, it is a pledge to donate their organs after death to desperately ill patients[…]