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We publish stories of patients and their families and how they cope with kidney failure. We’d love to publish our story, if you would like to share it with us. Please send your story to webmanager@bakpa.org.uk.

Bristol Adult Transplant Games

Join the team and more information. Any transplantees requiring information about these events should contact the Bristol Team Manager Catharine Hall at the following email address – catharinehall@hotmail.com. Team Bristol are a multi sports group primarily, but not exclusively comprising of kidney transplant recipients who have been treated at Southmead hospital. We also have members …

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Matt’s story

Further reading: Matt’s Dad gives his account Hi everyone, I’m Matt Coombs. This is about myexperiences with kidney failure, especially with my kidney transplant. I will also talk about how lucky I have been. As you will discover, whilst now my life is better than I ever expected it to be, it wasn’t all smooth sailing and …

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Meg’s story

 REAL LIFE SHOCKER Meg’s life is great now and she has both her parents. But at one point she thought her Mum would never be OK again. Here she talks about her life after finding out her Mum had something seriously wrong. Funny Kidneys I was very young when I found out about Mum’s “funny …

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October 2020 News

We have a quarterly newsletter sent to members. If you have articles for submission, please email Steve Trimnell. It is with sadness that we have to announce the death of former committee member Dick Cooke.  Dick was diagnosed with cancer in a kidney in 1995. Surgeons removed the affected organ – and two years later he had another …

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October 2018 News

Defenders 4 Kidneys A few Bakpa committee members met up with Barry Jacobs and other Defenders 4 Kidneys team members at Southmead Hospital on Monday 25th June, on Day 3 of their journey. Barry had a kidney transplant 8 ½ years ago, and wanted to raise money for Kidney Research UK with this tour around UK …

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Birmingham Games 2018

The Bristol team numbered 27 athletes drawn from all over the south and south west of England.In addition there were a number of registered supporters meaning well over 60 people made the trip to the Midlands.The weather was fine although the prolonged heatwave had thankfully abated. We have a very strong team at the moment …

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June 2018 News

Walking Offa’s Dyke Path for BAKPA Well done to Pete Sayers and his wife Jacqui on completing their walk. Pete’s main aim was to encourage people to sign up to be an organ donor. In addition he raised a lot of money for BAKPA: Here is Pete’s account: In the 1980s I was unlucky enough …

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