How taking part in research will help future kidney patients

Our Principal Clinical Research Lead and Renal Consultant at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Professor Phil Kalra introduces the NURTuRE project, the first kidney biobank for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and nephrotic syndrome (NS) covering England, Scotland and Wales.

The bank of patient tissue, samples and linked clinical data from 3,000 patients with CKD and over 800 patients with NS, will provide a vital resource for research to accelerate new advances that will benefit kidney patients, their treatment and care. It’s being supported by Kidney Research UK. You’ll be able to find out more at an open day for World Kidney Day this Thursday 8 March, 10am-3pm, in Hope Building at Salford Royal.

Two of our patients who have already got involved have kindly shared their experiences on our website – David’s story is here and Laura’s is here.