About Us

As the largest kidney research charity in the UK, nothing is going to stop us in our urgent mission to end kidney disease. We’re here to be heard, to make a difference, to change the future. This is a disease that ruins and destroys lives. It must be stopped.

Over the past 60 years, our research has made an impact. But kidney failure is rising, as are the factors contributing to it, such as diabetes and obesity. Today, we are more essential than ever.

Kidney disease affects three million people in the UK, treatments can be gruelling and currently there is no cure. Only research will end this and nobody can do it but us.

Supporting us by playing our raffle can do something incredible.

The cost of your tickets will help ensure that vital research to end kidney disease can continue in 2021.

Research can change lives

One of the last projects we were able to fund before the coronavirus outbreak was pioneering research led by Dr Rukshana Shroff, a kidney specialist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, and Dr Claudio Capelli, a biomedical engineer at Great Ormond Street who uses engineering principles and computer technology to create 3D models of young patients’ organs to solve medical challenges.

45% of dialysis lines in children get infected and need replacing, which means a surgery under general anaesthetic. This can permanently damage the child’s blood vessels. Together, Rukshana and Claudio will study existing dialysis lines, and then test new designs with a variety of modifications. They’ll do these tests on computer and physical simulations, created from real archived scans of children’s hearts. It really is groundbreaking science.

Kidney disease ends here.

To find out more about the research we fund, visit: www.kidneyresearchuk.org/research


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