Our quarterly magazine VIVA! is edited by Jose Rico-Diaz and posted to every paid-up member of the SCKPA. Copies are also distributed to the five dialysis units in the SCKPA for patients and visitors to read.

Autumn 2019 VIVA! contains:

  • Dates for your diary

  • Editorial

  • Branch news
  • "Running Out of Steam", The Woodcote Steam Fair

  • John Champion - Obituary

  • Living kidney donations

  • Japan holiday by Martin Wood

  • Visit to North Africa by Malcolm & Faith Hurdus (Oxford branch)

  • Blood tests can detect rejection after transplant

  • Made to order kidneys

  • Water as potential treatment for polycystic kidney disease

  • Ins and outs of dialysis away from base

  • Kidney friendly recipes

  • Other articles, games, puzzles, jokes and cartoons intended purely for amusement

  • Application forms to join the SCKPA and the SCKPA lottery, please see the lottery page for details

  • Useful telephone numbers in the Churchill hospital

  • Update on Sidney's release fund


Contributions of articles, jokes etc. to VIVA! are always welcome.
Click here to email Jose and attach your article and/or photos