Monday, 3 November 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Kidney Research UK raises the bar ...

Kidney Research UK has been awarded a substantial grant of £449,141 from the Big Lottery Fund to run a 4 year project to examine current best practice in end of life care for kidney patients from minority ethnic groups and to find ways to help them better cope with their conditions.

Nearly 20% of the 6000 people awaiting a kidney transplant are from a South Asian background. Many of these patients will not be suitable to receive a transplant due to ill health or lack of matched organs and they may therefore require end of life care.

Read the full press release here