Kidney Research UK - 2020 Chosen Charity

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Date

04/05/2020

Author

Josh Pater

The National Committee has decided to choose Kidney Research UK as the IAS chosen charity for 2020.

Their vital research aims to improve the quality of life of those living with kidney disease. Ultimately, they want to eradicate this silent killer.

Kidney Research UK's mission is to: -

  • - Fund and deliver life-saving research into kidney diseases
  • - Improve treatments for people with kidney diseases and enhance their quality of life
  • - Increase awareness of kidney health
  • - Support the early diagnosis and prevention of kidney disease and damage
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  • There are three million people in the UK living with kidney disease right now. One million don’t even know they have it and there is no cure. Every day their scientists and clinicians are growing their understanding of kidney disease to help them unlock the answers to tackling this life-limiting condition. For decades their developments in treatments, better information for patients and raising vital public awareness has been saving lives. As the likelihood of kidney disease striking people becomes ever greater, their work is more essential now than ever.
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  • Thanks to the help of supporters, Kidney Research UK has achieved breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and patient care of those affected by the disease. But much more needs to be done.
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  • People with end stage kidney failure are reliant on dialysis or a transplant to stay alive, but neither of these guarantee a 'happy ever after'. Dialysis requires being hooked up to a machine for several hours, three or more days a week. This means that their blood can be cleaned of deadly toxins. If a patient is lucky enough to have a transplant, that precious kidney may only last for 10-15 years before it, too, starts to fail.
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  • Piece by piece Kidney Research UK are making life better by developing new and improved treatments and methods of care. They are putting the brakes on kidney disease and with support they can stop it in its tracks.
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  • To make a donation please visit this link KIDNEYRESEARCHDONATE