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The current summer 2024 issue includes articles on:

  • Mykola’s journey: From war-torn Ukraine to the safety of Scotland all with no dialysis provision
  • Professor Rachel Lennon explains how a faulty gene affects eyes, ears and kidneys
  • Kay Allardyce’s experience of childbirth after a transplant
  • How getting creative during treatment helps body and mind
  • Kidney Kitchen: Chocolate & nut shortbread recipe, an indulgent treat that’s low in potassium and phosphate

Kidney Matters: the magazine for everyone affected by kidney disease

We know that being a kidney patient can be tough at times and that accessing the right help at the right time isn’t always easy. We’ve spent a great deal of time talking and listening to kidney patients about what we can do to address this at every stage of kidney disease. The response was overwhelmingly ‘improved communication’ on what is going on in the kidney world, how other patients manage their life with kidney disease and what is available to them in terms of support and how to access it.

Kidney Matters has been developed to tackle this as well as the many other issues kidney patients face in day-to-day life. Along with shared patient experiences, Kidney Matters provides information on how to access emotional and practical support, financial assistance through our grant schemes, advice from leading kidney specialists and tips on how to keep as well as possible by eating a healthy diet while on dialysis.

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  • Chocolate and nut shortbread

    A wonderful way to enjoy nuts and chocolate that’s still low in potassium and phosphate! This is a nice and easy recipe that the kids can get involved in.

  • Alport syndrome

    Read about Alport syndrome in the rare renal section of the Kidney Care UK website.

  • The Kidney Care UK PIP Helper

    Your FREE digital support tool to help you apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).