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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About Us

  • 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


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?


Living with Chronic Kidney Disease When Rob Smith was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease ten years ago, his loving wife was quick to put her hand up and donate her 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
A New Beginning – Diabetes Free For 53-year old Peter, health issues began from an early stage in life, but he has not let that define him. READ MORE
The treatment clock is ticking for this brave South Australian family Imagine measuring your life in 12 monthly increments? For 40-year-old father of two Gerry Roussianos this is his new reality after falling ill and being READ MORE


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