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Kidney Community News: August 2014>

From the Managing Director and CEO  *The annual 26th Kidney Kar Rally *Medical Matters: Improving Palliative Care Access for Kidney Disease Patients  *Kidney Health Australia Education Workshop Talks All Things Kidney  *Register for the Big Red Kidney Bus!   *Game On: Australian Transplant Games 2014!  *‘Team Tony’ Leads Fundraising for Big Red Kidney Walk  *CKD, Dialysis & Diabetes-friendly tasty recipe: Beef and Mushroom Casserole>

Kidney Calendar of Events 2014>

Locations and Times of national walks:   
Adelaide - Elder Park, 9am start
Melbourne - Royal Botanic Gardens, 10am start

Brisbane - Orleigh Park, 10am start
Perth - Taylor Street, Victoria Park, 9am start
Launceston - Royal Park, 10am start
Sydney - Pyrmont Bay Park, 10.30am star

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Best Research Paper and People's Choice Best Poster - RSA Conference
August 27: Kidney Health Australia’s Debbie Fortnum and Kirren Grennan received Best Paper Research award at this year’s Renal Society of Australasia’s (RSA) Conference. The publication ‘My kidneys my choice decision aid – implementation into practice’ is yet to be formally published, however project summary supported results available in poster format>

New KidneyCheck Progam

KHA in partnership with Amcal and Guardian pharmacies – launched the new KidneyCheck Program> - the first Australian self-management program for people diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes. This program allows people to check for protein in their urine – one of the first signs of kidney damage – and monitor the health of their kidneys in the privacy of their own homes. During Kidney Health Week, KHA ran promotions to ensure Australians who present with these risk factors are aware of this new pharmacy program and, ideally, pick-up any early warning signs – for up to 90% of kidney function can be lost without experiencing any symptoms.

Calls for articles for Kidney Community News

You are invited to email your suggestions for articles, to advertise an event, or share your story in our free monthly newsletter.

Contact Cassandra Bradshaw - Editor of Kidney News and Media & Communications Adviser on:
03 9674 4313 or 0402 346 197 or email Cassandra.Bradshaw@kidney.org.au

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Click on button to donate - note 'Travel Freedom on Dialysis - Kidney Kamper Van Program'
Or use our free call 1800 454 363 and our staff will make this easy for you

The Wade family from Gold Coast made an initial donation of $50,000 for the 'Travel Freedom on Dialysis' Program - an exciting initiative to provide important respite or holiday dialysis options for Australians living with kidney disease or on dialysis. Each van is fitted with dialysis machines and the program will initially be available on the Gold Coast Queensland, with plans to expand to key cities nationally. Photo: prototype Kidney Kamper Van 

We first met Rod Wade The Vintage Adventurer last year when he drove his 1930 Model A Ford “Tudor Rose” in the Peking to Paris Rally to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds for this program. This time he took on the Nullarbor: Ocean 2 Ocean - Australia 2014 - “Tudor Rose” travelled from Surfers Paradise Queensland to Fremantle WA, returning 7 June - round trip of 9000 km non-stop to set a world record! Rod and his co-driver Austen Ritchie drove in convoy with his Kidney Kamper prototype to promote Kidney Kamper Van Program.


Kidney Health Australia presented our Big Red Kidney Bus - mobile holiday dialysis unit - on World Kidney Day in Australia, 13 March 2014.

This mobile dialysis bus is fitted with Fresenius Medical Care dialysis machines and staffed by Monash Health staff. It will be located at popular holiday destinations in Victoria for 4-6 weeks at a time, to enable families with someone on dialysis to take a break away from their hospital or satellite dialysis service. Latrobe Valley Bus Lines will service, maintain and store our bus when not in use and provide drivers to relocate it as required. Spread the word! Find out more about this program here>

We need your help to provide more of these buses - DONATE to Kidney Health Australia>
Enquiries: Jo Fairbairn, Community Education & Health Promotion Manager - call 03 9674 4315 or bigredkidneybus@kidney.org.au

New guide 'Dialysis on the Road'
Patients who choose home dialysis have options to take dialysis with them, and a new resource from our health team offers advice to assist with their holiday preparations. Home Dialysis on the Road is a practical guide to planning travel for those on peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis. Included in this guide are tips on vehicle requirements, location options, how to organise supplies. There are great holiday success stories shared by those who have travelled whilst on dialysis. See travel pages of our Home Dialysis site www.homedialysis.org.au

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