Kidneys for Life

Kidneys for Life

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Kidneys for Life

The Manchester Institute of Nephrology and Transplantation (MINT) was established in 1998 as the research and development arm of renal medicine and transplantation within the Manchester Royal Infirmary. In 1965 the MRI was one of the first centres to offer dialysis and in 1968 started its kidney transplantation programme. The development of both nephrology (the treatment of kidney disease) and transplantation services have established Manchester Royal Infirmary as the largest provider of renal services in the UK. The funding for MINT is raised through Kidneys for Life, a registered charity which is independent of the NHS.

The overall aims and objectives of Kidneys for Life are.
• To undertake, promote, develop and encourage research of the kidney and urinary tract and research into treatment of such diseases and to publish the useful results thereof
• The relief of sickness by the provision of amenities for patients of Manchester Royal Infirmary Renal Unit
• To provide financial assistance for patients of the Manchester Royal Infirmary Renal Unit
• To undertake, promote and develop treatment of persons suffering from diseases of the kidney and urinary tract
• To raise awareness of kidney and urinary tract disease

Founded 1976

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