I Volunteer: Sarah Jones

Today’s guest blogger is Sarah. Sarah is a transplant recipient and has been involved in lots of volunteering and fundraising for various groups and charities since she was a young child. She has spent time as a Trustee for Live Life Give Life and has since started her own organisation, Share Your Wishes, which aims to encourage people to discuss their organ donation views with their friends and family members. Volunteering – Freely offering to

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I Volunteer: Chris Ingram

Since I wrote about how volunteering has empowered me to take ownership of my medical circumstances and use them for something positive, a few of you have said you’ve been thinking about doing something similar. This week is Volunteers’ Week, so I thought I would hand this blog over to some other fabulous people and give them the chance to talk about how THEIR lives have been enriched by volunteering. Every story is slightly different,

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5 Things I’ll Never Forget:
Choosing to be Empowered

This post is Part 5 in a series based on a presentation I recently did. The rest of the posts can be found here. The longer I have been a renal patient and have got to know a very broad cross-section of our little “renal world”, the more motivated I’ve become to want to do something of value within this community, something to help other patients. I know I’ve written before about how lucky I

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My Kidney Journey*:
5 Things I’ll Never Forget

A few weeks ago I was invited to be the patient speaker at a KQuIP event for medical staff here in North West England. Honestly, this was a bit of a daunting prospect! I’m not a confident speaker at the best of times, so the thought of standing up and doing a 20 minute presentation about some very personal, sensitive aspects of my life, in front of an audience vastly more knowledgeable than I am

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