High Wycombe: a new secretary is being sought
Maggie Pratt-Heaton: Secretary of Milton Keynes branch email
"I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 1976 after the birth of my second daughter. As my mother had the disease I always knew I might have it as well. My condition was monitored for years by hospitals in London until I reached the point of chronic renal failure.
After transferring to Milton Keynes peritoneal dialysis followed with a short spell of haemodialysis. I received a transplant in November 2004 and although I had acute rejection and was in hospital for a month, it is still going well. I joined SCKPA in 2006 when I retired and started the Milton Keynes branch the following year. I became Vice Chair in January 2019."
Anne Ollivant: Secretary of Oxford branch email
"I was diagnosed with Lupus in my mid-twenties which eventually led to renal failure. I then had the complete gamut of treatments including CAPD, Haemodialysis and 2 kidney transplants, the 2nd one which is still functioning.
I feel very lucky to have been under the outstanding care of the Churchill Hospital and wanted to give something back to both the hospital and to the SCKPA who had supported me throughout. I therefore volunteered to form the Oxford Branch supported by our members and in a larger role by John & Wendy Sutcliffe"
Jose Rico-Diaz: Secretary of Stoke Mandeville branch email
"My kidney failure was brought on from years of being diabetic, and in January 2014 I was put on HD.
On the 11th of December 2014 (Sidney's Birthday) I received a kidney from my father (through the paired exchange scheme). The kidney rejected after a few days but the medical team at The Churchill worked their magic and saved "Sidney da Kidney" who has been fine ever since."
Swindon branch: a new secretary is being sought