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Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia is proud to support ground-breaking translational medical research that is helping to improve the lives of our family and friends suffering with these diseases. Our aim is simple – it is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the high incidence of these chronic diseases in Australia and around the world.

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  • Did you know? 50 people die from kidney related disease every day
  • On Average 1 Australian Dies Each Week Waiting For A Kidney Transplant
  • An Estimated 280 Australians Develop Diabetes Every Day It is the Fastest Growing Chronic Condition in Australia

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No matter who you are, where you are, or how you want to help, you can fight for a world without diabetes. How will you make a difference?

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Gaining Back Control of her Diabetes – Kaye’s Story Kaye Frearson is waiting for a life-changing phone call. READ MORE
Fundraising for the Research that Saved his Life When diagnosed with IgA nephropathy, a form of kidney disease, Lawrence Staveley fought against the disease until his kidneys began to fail and dialysis was READ MORE
Living with Chronic Kidney Disease Darwin local Rob Smith is battling chronic kidney disease and has been on dialysis for the last 10 years of his life. READ MORE
A Mum’s Life-Changing Gift - Why Jane Gives Back to Research As a result of her type 1 diabetes, Jane Banning was diagnosed with chronic renal failure and looking at a life of daily dialysis. READ MORE
South Australia’s First Islet Transplant Gives Back a Life Margaret Harrigan was the first person in South Australia to receive an islet transplant as a treatment for her type 1 diabetes. READ MORE
Will You Help Give Hope to Brad? For 29-year-old Brad, constant hospital visits have been part of his life since he was seven months old. READ MORE
Australia’s First Islet Auto Transplant Procedure is Kicking Goals Making medical history at just seven years of age, Gary Wanganeen was Australia’s first paediatric patient to undergo a successful islet auto transplantation procedure, completed READ MORE

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  • “Using transplantation science to improve the health and well-being of our patients is a real privilege.”
    Professor Toby Coates 
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