Our kidneys are vital to our wellbeing, helping to filter our blood and eliminate waste products.
If kidney disease is found early enough, medication, dietary and lifestyle changes can help; but once the disease is advanced, ongoing dialysis may be needed to regularly remove waste and fluid from the body or a successful kidney transplant can help achieve longer-term quality of life.
Together with our Group charity Kidney Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia, we are committed to finding new ways to treat kidney disease, enhance organ transplantation and ultimately eliminate this disease from our community.
Kidney Disease Support
Investigating how to best manage a patient 24 hours after a kidney transplant.
Supporting the Central and Northern Adelaide Renal and Transplantation Service (CNARTS) Group to develop a database to enable more research and improve the care given to those with kidney disease, on dialysis and transplant patients.
Researching the challenges faced by women with kidney disease to become pregnant and have successful pregnancies, and using these insights to produce educational resources to support women in their journey to become mothers.
Finding ways to protect immunocompromised transplant recipients from COVID-19, as their antibody response to vaccines is 1000-fold lower than average.
Investigating new ways to avoid the need for anti-rejection medications for transplant patients by targeting the immune cells responsible for organ rejection.
Researching the potential for nutrition interventions for kidney transplant recipients to improve their overall gut health and aid recovery.
Protecting people against kidney damage from excessive salt intake by investigating the role a Nedd4-2 gene plays in people with kidney disease who are deficient in this gene.
Examining ways to prevent the pain and trauma experienced by dialysis patients when having their needles inserted and complications arising with their AV fistula connection.