Big Red Kidney Dialysis Bus - Holiday Dialysis Program>
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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of transplantation in South Australia
- 21 February
When the first successful living kidney donor transplant in Australia was completed, Professor Jim Lawrence, the Adelaide Hospital Renal Unit Director with Mr Peter Knight, the operating surgeon. All renal staff were following research from the USA and France learning of this procedures.There was enormous pressure for the innovative procedure to succeed and this procedure was one of the first times there had been exceptional medical teamwork, from surgeon, physicians, nurses, immunologists and haematologists. The transplant was one of two operations, one to remove the kidney from the donor, and one to put the kidney into the first recipient, Peter Tirimacco, who lived a further 12 years with the transplanted kidney. Find out more details here>
Organ transplantation has become a normal procedure now. Find out more on organ donation in Australia here>
Travel Freedom on Dialysis - Kidney Kamper Van Program
Click on button to donate - note your donation is 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 - Holiday Dialysis Program
This mobile dialysis bus fitted with Fresenius Medical Care dialysis machines and staffed by Monash Health staff, is 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>
New locations for 2015 just announced - make plans now and book your sessions and holiday for 2015!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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 travel on dialysis guide - '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 at www.homedialysis.org.au
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 9 February 2015