Wales plays its part in World Kidney Day

On World Kidney Day the Kidney Wales Foundation invites applications in 2011 for renal research in a £210,000 Fund and invites applications for the 2011 Research Awards and the announcement of the new Research Advisory Panel Chaired by Dr Sian Griffin with Paul Cockwell and Dr Menna R Clatworthy . The Panel will advise the Trustees through KW’s new Trustee Baroness Jenny Randerson AM.

All those working in Welsh institutions are eligible to apply, and applications from Welsh researchers wishing will also be accepted or from established researchers demonstrating value from elsewhere. The proposed research should be clearly related to kidney disease, and applications involving collaboration between scientists and clinicians are particularly encouraged.


It will also launch its new Patient web site today. The site, which will be launched alongside patients undergoing dialysis at the renal unit at St Woolos Hospital in Newport, will include easy-to-understand information about dialysis and kidney disease; an interactive forum as well as tips and advice from patients themselves. See attached.

Assembly Government figures estimate there are around 10,000 people with renal disease in Wales and the numbers needing dialysis are increasing.

More information about World Kidney Day at

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