About Dialysis

Dialysis is a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood. It may be used for those with an acute disturbance in kidney function, known as acute kidney injury, or progressive but chronically worsening kidney function, a state known as chronic kidney disease. Dialysis offered by Manchester Royal Infirmary. This takes place at […]

BAME Groups & Organ Donation

Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups represent 31% of the active transplant list but only 6% of the deceased donors and 16% of the live donors. So why does this matter? Transplantations are more successful when the donor and recipient are from the same ethnic background (due to blood group and tissue type compatibility). […]

Resources for Carers

When you have kidney failure life also changes for your family and friends The role of the carer can change through the journey of a kidney patient from trying to understand what kidney failure means emotionally and practically, how to support the patient if they go onto dialysis and what their role is if the […]