Sarah donated a kidney to a stranger in 2022 and found the testing process interesting and all staff involved friendly and encouraging.
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.