Our original KPA site had a total of 38,086 hits from its inception in 2002 to its closure in 2010.
This new site has had 162,969 visits since its inception in 7th November 2010 and was last updated on
6th December 2016
NEWS & EVENTS
6th November 2016
2016 CHRISTMAS CARD COLLECTION
After several years on PD, one of our patients has now converted to Haemodialysis. As a result, we have some equipment that a PD patient may find useful. There is a Drip Stand that holds bags etc. and a table specially designed for a PD machine and all ancilliary equipment. It is free to a good home although it must be collected from the Oswaldtwistle area.
Telephone the KPA Helpline on
Welcome to the Lancashire & South Cumbria Kidney Patients Association Web-Site and thank you for taking the time to visit. This portal will enable you to browse through our many and varied pages at your leisure, we hope you find it both useful and informative. If you are not a member and live in the area covered by our Association, why not become a member? From as little as £5 a year (minimum donation) you can benefit from the many facilities we offer our members.
We have now become one of the many charities and organisations who can benefit from a website called Easy Fundraising .co.uk and can be found by clicking the link below. (Or by copying & pasting into your browser):-
To find more information and how you can help, please check out the full article on the FUNDRAISING/ RECYCLING PAGE.
This site has been produced for you by the L & SCKPA, a charitable Association, run by patients for patients. All patients, their friends and their relatives are welcome to join. We organise support groups, campaign for better renal facilities, publish information and newsletters, help the NHS where funds fall short and assist patients with their problems. To learn more about the Association, or to join, click on the links alongside. Some of these links point to the National Kidney Federation's own web-site and their information pages. The association would like to take this opportunity to thank the NKF for allowing us the use of this facility for our readers.
If you are ready to look into donating further, you will need to contact your local Living Donor Coordinator. They work at the local hospital with kidney services (see details below). In the North West this will be one of the 3 hospitals with kidney services – Preston Royal Infirmary, Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s Hospital (Manchester Royal Infirmary) and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
If your relative/friend or loved one lives away from the North West, we can help by contacting the right kidney centre for you.
Living Donor Coordinators
Contacts at Salford Royal
Live Donor Coordinator
0161 206 0531
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Sue Kost and Janet Gill
0161 276 4565 / 5083
Contacts at Preston
Live Donor Coordinator
01772 716565 bleep 2744
Transplant Nurse Practitioner
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In conjunction with the Lancashire & South Cumbria KPA, the above web-site "JustGiving.com" are offering the facilities to raise money for your favourite charity. If you are thinking of conducting a sponsored event, or just wish to donate money to our charity, please follow the link below to donate.
Lancashire & South Cumbria
Kidney Patients Association
We now have wristbands for Haemodialysis and Transplant patients.
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Available from Jenny Fleming
PRESTON RECEPTION DESK
CHORLEY RECEPTION DESK
ALL SUPPORT GROUPS
Emergency Protection For Your Fistula Arm
SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR KIDNEY PATIENTS
Emergency Service Are Made Aware Of Your Special Requirements
Originally created by a renal patient who won the NKF’s tender. He died of renal failure, but was carried on by his close friend and fellow webmaster. We hope all patients, of whatever age and technical ability will continue to find this website helpful, informative and an invaluable resource.
FREE PHONE CALLS TO NKF 0845 601 0209
Calls to the NKF Helpline will not be charged. (Free courtesy of BT).
British Kidney Patient Association – making the difference
The BKPA is the leading grant-giving charity for kidney patients in the UK. We work to improve the daily quality of life for kidney patients and their families. We
are the largest provider of patient grants to those on low income, helping with welfare and domestic costs
support numerous projects in renal units to help improve patient care and patient facilities
support national research projects that will help to improve quality of patient care, working for example with the British Renal Society and other kidney charities
offer patient information and support
fund short breaks and holidays for children, adults and their families
have a Facebook Group and active social media
have a counselling support line
stand up for your rights at a national level
Each year, we supply up to £2.5 million in grants, fund 5 of the 8 NKF/BKPA Advocacy Officers & support local Kidney Patient Association activities & members.
The BKPA is here to help you. To find out more about the BKPA visit our website.
Or call us on Tel 01420 541424 or contact