Posts tagged with Kidney transplant

Jenny Dyer, Play-Specialist at GOSH

We’re continuing our play take-over on the blog with an interview with Jenny, another of our amazing play specialists. Jenny is a senior play specialist and Play team leader. a very busy, exciting and important role at the hospital with no two days the same. Here we ask her about life in the Play department…

Michaela and Myla in Eagle Ward playroom

Many children are referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) because they have difficult diagnoses and need complex treatment. It is often hard for our young patients to understand why their world has been turned upside down. The charity funds the hospital’s Play team to help children cope better during the time they spend in hospital and to understand what is happening to them. Patient Myla has been supported by our Play team since she was eight years old and found out she had irreversible kidney damage. Here, Mum Michaela tells us about their experiences of being at GOSH for the last two years…

Patient Myla and Play specialist Lynsey practice blood tests with a soft toy

This summer, we are focusing on the importance of play to our young patients’ recovery. At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), play specialists and play workers help our patients to cope better during the time they spend in hospital. By introducing play techniques, they help our patients prepare for their treatments and understand what is going to happen to them. 10-year-old Myla was diagnosed with severe kidney damage two years ago. She underwent regular dialysis treatment at GOSH before receiving a kidney transplant. Find out how the play team have made a crucial difference to Myla’s time at GOSH…

Erin and her dad get ready for Bake it Better

Four-year-old Erin was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome, a condition in which the kidneys fail to filter properly, when she was just a few months old. Erin underwent a kidney transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and now returns for regular check-ups. This October, Erin is helping us make Bake it Better, our baking fundraising campaign, the best thing since sliced bread. Here, Erin’s mum Rhiannon shares their story.

Rise to the challenge and hold a bake sale during Bake it Better week, 19-25 October, and raise vital funds to support the hospital, and children like Erin. We know you can dough it!

James and his sisters ahead of the British Transplant Games

This weekend, the 37th British Transplant Games is taking place in Newcastle. Teams representing hospitals from all over the country will be taking part in events including track and field, swimming, archery and golf. Two teams from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) have made the trip north, GOSH Heart and Lung and GOSH Renal. Five-year-old James, who underwent a kidney transplant at GOSH, is on the GOSH Renal team. Here, mum Louise shares their story…

Maya and her mum Sylwia

Last year, thanks to a new technique allowing patients to receive kidneys from incompatible donors, ten-year-old Maya underwent a successful operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to transplant her father’s kidney. This October, Maya will be helping us raise some dough during Bake it Better week, 13-19 October.

Martin and Yuki

GOSH dad Martin took on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, otherwise known as the ‘London Marathon on wheels’, for us last week. Martin’s son, Yuki, receives haemodialysis treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, Martin shares their story.

Megan in hospital

Fourteen-year-old Megan successfully underwent a kidney transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) after a new blood filtering technique meant she was able to receive a kidney from her dad despite having a large amount of powerful proteins in her body that would have usually fought against the organ and rejected it.

Trevor and Ellis

We already had two daughters, but Ellis was our first boy. As a dad, and the only man in the house, I was really looking forward to his arrival.

Stephen Marks

In the first of a series of interviews with Great Ormond Street Hospital doctors and staff members, we had a chat with paediatric nephrologist Stephen Marks, who was involved in the fantastic CBBC programme “Me, My Dad & His Kidney”. Find out what he does day to day, the good and the bad parts of his job, and more about the making of the TV programme.

Newer Posts