Islet transplantation is revolutionising treatment for type 1 diabetes and other chronic conditions like pancreatitis, changing the lives of those living with the debilitating conditions.
Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) in partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is thrilled to direct $330,000 to ensure six more pancreatic islet auto-transplants can take place at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), saving the lives of people living with severe and hereditary pancreatitis.
You may remember reading about father of two Gerry Roussianos and his wife Theonie whom we met last year, sharing his story on being diagnosed with Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS) an extremely rare blood disease.
In 2007 while pregnant with her daughter, Patience Roberts was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure.
Nephrologist Dr Phil Clayton from the Royal Adelaide Hospital is passionate about continuing to advance medical research in kidney transplantation.
Sadly when people living with end stage kidney disease begin to lose the complete function of their kidneys, there are only three avenues of treatment ahead of them.
Chelsea Holloway had been living the majority of her life in and out of hospital suffering severe stomach pain, diagnosed with pancreatitis when she was just 10-years-old.
Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) is a disease specific affiliate of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF).
Kaye Frearson is waiting for a life-changing phone call.
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 inevitable.