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?


Making the Most out of Life “When something goes wrong, I’m determined to beat it. READ MORE
Lifesaving Kidney Transplant 30 years on Life could have been cut very short for 75-year-old Keith Parkes if it wasn’t for a kidney transplant that saved him over 30 years ago, READ MORE
A Life Changed thanks to Research Advancements At 26-years-old, Michael Burrows was at the prime of his life, climbing the corporate ladder and making partner at a leading Northern Territory criminal law READ MORE
An End to Chronic Kidney Disease for Patience In 2007 while pregnant with her daughter, Patience Roberts was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. READ MORE
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


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