BK Virus

What is BK Virus? BK virus is an infection almost everyone gets during childhood. The symptoms are like a mild cold, so most people don't notice when they catch it. After infection, the virus hides in your body for the rest of your life. This is known as a “persistent” infection. During this time, the virus is 'asleep' and does not cause any problems. Read more

The Renogram

A renogram is a nuclear medicine test of the kidneys. It can be used to see how well each kidney is working and whether urine passes on into the bladder without obstruction. Read more

Information about kidneys

What and where are the kidneys? What do the kidneys do? How do the kidneys work ? How can I look after my kidneys ? Read more

Marion and Jack's Journey with Kidney Disease

Meet Marion and Jack, our fundraising heroes. Jack was just two years old when he was diagnosed with Henoch Schönlein Purpura (HSP). Marion talks about his diagnosis, the trials they faced and how their lives changed. They now brave the Best Foot Forward Challenge together, to support kidney patients and their families. Read more