Paediatric Emergency Doctor and mother of three, Tessa, donated her kidney to a stranger last winter. She admits that despite having sedated many patients, she was apprehensive about the operation but recovered well and ‘doesn’t feel any different living with just one kidney’. More than 10 years ago, I listened to podcast called ‘Strangers’, which […]
Here, Caroline Basarab-Horwath, our Trustee, shares a typical day in her role as Living Donor Transplant Coordinator at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
30-year-old Hannah donated a kidney to a stranger when she was 27. I had a slightly unusual reason for donating. When I was just one years old I got E-Coli, Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) and had acute kidney failure. At the time I was lucky enough for my treatment to be part of a study […]
We would be very grateful if you would consider donating just a small amount perhaps: the cost of a drink you might have bought if this had been a face-to-face event OR the cost of your petrol, bus, or train ticket to get to a face-to-face event You can donate here https://bit.ly/JGOneOff Even a small […]
John Burns, an adult English teacher from Bromley, donated his kidney in 2019 at Guy’s Hospital in London. Here he shares his story: “I am originally from the North East but came south, initially to university in Brighton, followed by drama school. I’m a teacher, and although this comes first and I have a role […]
IMPORTANT – NO ACTION TO BE TAKEN BEFORE 21 SEPTEMBER On 21 September, in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant, we’ll be officially announcing the 500th non-directed living kidney donation in the UK. We’d love you to get involved in helping us to tell the world! This document outlines the ways in which you can […]
Webinar: Living donation – back to basicsSaturday 18 March, 10.00am A FREE online Zoom event, please register here. Guest speakers Dr Adnan Sharif Consultant Nephrologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (and Give a Kidney Trustee) Mr Paul Gibbs, Vascular and Renal Transplant Surgeon, Wessex Kidney Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth Caroline Basarab-Horwath, Living Donor Coordinator, […]
We are a small charity, trying to make a big difference to the lives of those living with kidney disease in need of a transplant. The charity is run by volunteers, with just two part-time staff. We don’t have expensive offices or lots of equipment, so the money we raise goes directly to help raise awareness […]
There are many ways that you can get involved with or show support to Give a Kidney. Share your story If you are a non-directed donor in the UK, or have received a kidney, would you be willing to share your story through the media, our and our partners’ websites and through social media? Stories […]
Latest Newsletter Out Now Our Autumn/Winter Newsletter is out now. Click here to read it AGM and Conference – 17 January, London Give a Kidney’s AGM & Conference will take place on Saturday 17 January, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, West End, London. As well as reviewing the last year, we’ll be discussing plans […]
How do I go about donating a kidney? If you are considering donating a kidney to someone you don’t know, thank you – you may be giving someone the greatest gift they could wish for. However, it’s a big decision and you need to be fully informed about the procedure and the risks of donating […]
Professional jockey, racing commentator and altruistic kidney donor.
Joanna donated a kidney in 2012. “If I had three kidneys, I’d do it again,” she says.
Mary Dixon first started thinking about donating a kidney 21 years ago, when she was training to be a nurse.
Julie received a card from her recipient, which she looks at nearly every day.
Natalia carries a picture of the kidney that she donated on her phone, and it’s also on her Facebook page.
Maggie donated a kidney in 2007.
Polly is a retired nurse who worked on a kidney unit.