Maggie Pratt-Heaton: Interim Chair & Vice Chair 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."
Jose Rico-Diaz: Interim chair 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."
Bob Price: Treasurer email
"I’ve have received haemodialysis since 1981 with one transplant lasting five weeks. I wasn’t a suitable candidate for the transplant list again and have particularly enjoyed the flexibility and convenience of home haemodialysis since.
I joined the SCKPA in 1984 to meet other patients in similar circumstances to share experiences and give and receive support. I have also represented the SCKPA on the committee of the National Kidney Federation for many years."