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Tessa: As a Paediatric Doctor, knowing a child was part of the chain means so much to me

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 […]



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Diary of a Living Donor Transplant Coordinator

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. Alarm is set for 6.00am. Children and husband prepared for an early start as it’s ‘theatre day’. I wake particularly nervous as today our donor who is a non directed donor […]



Thanks for attending our event today, we hope you enjoyed it.

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 […]



Get involved in our 500th donation campaign

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 […]



Events

On this page you can find information about forthcoming events that you may be interested in, as well as links to any past events that have been recorded.   Robotics: the future of transplant surgery?An introduction to Robotic Surgery in organ donation and transplantation Saturday 26 March 2022, 10:00 am online Zoom event   This […]



Support Us

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 […]



Support Us

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 News

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 to Give a Kidney

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 […]



Richard Pitman

Professional jockey, racing commentator and altruistic kidney donor.



Joanna Kozubska

Joanna donated a kidney in 2012. “If I had three kidneys, I’d do it again,” she says.



Mary Dixon

Mary Dixon first started thinking about donating a kidney 21 years ago, when she was training to be a nurse.



Julie Saunders

Julie received a card from her recipient, which she looks at nearly every day.



Natalia Aggiano

Natalia carries a picture of the kidney that she donated on her phone, and it’s also on her Facebook page.



Polly Woodhams

Polly is a retired nurse who worked on a kidney unit.