Monthly Archives: July 2015

National Transplant charities unite to boost donation numbers and save lives

By |July 31st, 2015|

Friday 31 July 2015

The UK’s biggest transplant charities, including the British Heart Foundation, British Kidney Patient Association and Anthony Nolan, came together at The British Transplant Games today (31 July) in NewcastleGateshead to announce a new campaign to help ‘save a life a day’.

Every 10 minutes, somebody’s name gets added to the donor waiting […]

Vital ‘Transport’ for ‘Transplant’ games!

By |July 30th, 2015|

Getting in gear.. Organisers of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2015, hosted at venues across the North East this week, have sent out a heartfelt thanks to car retailer Benfield Motor Group, who have stepped-in to help the smooth running of the games…by supplying a fleet of support vehicles for participants and organisers.

The […]

Public urged to show their support as Transplant Games arrive on Tyneside

By |July 27th, 2015|

Monday 27 July 2015

Inspirational athletes arrive on Tyneside this week to kick-start four days of celebration and competition at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2015, (30 July-02 August).

Graham Wylie, chair of the Local Organising Committee for The Games, said: “With more than 2000 competitors and supporters set to attend the British Transplant Games […]

Sheffield transplant team get set for Games.

By |July 24th, 2015|

24 July 2015

A team of transplant survivors from Sheffield are donning their sportswear in preparation for the Westfield Health British Transplant Games taking place at the end of July.

Hosted annually by the charity Transplant Sport UK (TSUK) and sponsored by Westfield Health, the Games attract hundreds of athletes from across the UK – all of […]

Kidney Research

By |July 19th, 2015|

Kidney Research UK is the leading charity dedicated to research into kidney disease in the UK. We rely almost wholly on the generous donations of the UK public and we believe that everybody deserves a life free of kidney disease.

Find out more.

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

By |July 19th, 2015|

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) was formed in 1980 and is a unique national charity dedicated to taking action against the effects of all liver diseases of childhood.
Based in Birmingham, CLDF is:

a comprehensive information hub for healthcare professionals and the general public
a tailored support service for children, young people and young adults with […]

Team Mash cycling 340 miles as ‘Warm up’ for the Westfield Health British Transplant Games

By |July 17th, 2015|

Friday 17th July

Transplant athletes on an epic journey to cycle from Bristol to the Institute of Transplantation at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital will be greeted with open arms when they arrive at the Institute of Transplantation at the Freeman Hospital on Monday 20 July, 10 days before the Westfield Health British Transplant Games (WHBTG) take place […]

PwC signs up to support the British Transplant Games

By |July 15th, 2015|

15 July 2015

Professional services firm PwC have pledged its support to the Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2015 hosted in NewcastleGateshead at the end of the month.

The Games attract more than 800 transplant recipients from all over the country taking part in a range of events from swimming to track and field, tennis to bowling […]

Leisure giant backs the Transplant Games

By |July 14th, 2015|

One of the North East’s biggest leisure operators has thrown its weight behind the Westfield Health British Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2015 – and is now calling on diners to lend their support.

Teams from hospitals across the UK will take part in the games, held at venues across NewcastleGateshead and the North East from 30 July […]

Case study: Emily Norman

By |July 13th, 2015|

Emily had FSGS from the age of 2.  It was controlled with medication for a while but then she continued to swell and medication was not helping.  She ended up having to be put on haemo dialysis as she had gone into renal failure.  She was attending Nottingham Hospital 5 times a week for dialysis […]