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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.