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Kidney Community News: September/October 2014>
From Managing Director and CEO *Big Red Kidney Walk leaps ahead in 2014 *Medical Matters: Conference Round Up *First ever Survey of GPs Attitudes about Chronic Kidney Disease *Do you know? Facts for Life *Consumer Corner: A Gift for the Future *Young Adults Camp Pilot Program *CKD, Dialysis & Diabetes-friendly: Tuna & Lemon Farfalle>  *Kidney Calendar of Events 2015>

Big Red Kidney Dialysis Bus>  Session still available - but act now!
  • Mallacoota: 8 December to 26 December 2014  Dialysis sessions here fully booked
    Mallacoota’s Shady Gully Caravan Park, Lot 5 - Mallacoota Road, Mallacoota
    Call 03 5158 0362 or info@mallacootacaravanpark.com
  • The Grampians: 23 March to 26 April 2015  Vacancies at 12 December 2014>
    Big4 Grampians Parkgate Resort, 2372 Grampians Road, Halls Gap
    If you wish to book a cabin - 1800 810 781 (freecall) or stay@parkgateresort.com.au
    Big Red Kidney Bus Offer: stay 7 nights-pay 5 or stay 5 nights-pay 4

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

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

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Travel Freedom on Dialysis - Kidney Kamper Van Program

Click on button to donate - note donation for
'Travel Freedom on Dialysis - Kidney Kamper Program'.
Use freecall 1800 454 363 and our staff will make this easy for you.

The Wade family from Gold Coast donated $50,000 to 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 - the program initially available from the Gold Coast Queensland, with plans to expand to key cities nationally. Photo: prototype Kidney Kamper



Big Red Kidney Bus Program
This mobile dialysis bus, fitted with Fresenius Medical Care dialysis machines and staffed by Monash Health staff, will be located at popular holiday destinations in Victoria for 4-6 weeks at a time.

Families with someone on dialysis can now take a break away from their hospital or satellite dialysis routine. Latrobe Valley Bus Lines will service, maintain and store our bus when not in use and provide drivers to relocate it as required. Find out how to book>

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

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

New guide for 'Dialysis on the Road'
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 with great holiday success stories shared by those who travel on dialysis. See travel pages on our Home Dialysis site www.homedialysis.org.au


Archived Media Releases>

20 October 2014: Free housing for rural kidney transplant donors and patients 
Victorians living in rural  areas undergoing lifesaving kidney transplant surgery will now be able to recover at a new home away from home in Melbourne. Kidney Health Australia will today launch its Emorgo Kidney Transplant House, which provides accommodation at no cost to eligible patient and their families who need to be housed close to their transplanting hospital. Read our Media>  - then find out more at Kidney Transplant Housing>

Page updated 8 December 2014

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