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Eliminating kidney disease & diabetes

Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) is fundraising to support ground-breaking translational medical research that is helping to improve the lives of our family and friends suffering with kidney disease and diabetes.

Our aim is simple – to reduce and ultimately eliminate these chronic diseases in Australia and around the world.

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Become a corporate or community partner of Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia. Align yourself with a worthy cause and support our mission to eliminate these chronic diseases.

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With the generous support of the community, we fight to advance vital research to eliminate kidney disease and diabetes.

As the fastest growing chronic health problem in this country, diabetes affects nearly 5% of the population, or about 1.2 million Australians. Chronic kidney disease is also on the rise, affecting 1 in 10 Australians.

But the research we fund is helping people live well with these conditions.

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Translating medical research into outcomes for patients as soon as possible.

We’re proud to support clinicians, scientists and students who continue to push the research boundaries in their fight to ultimately eliminate kidney disease and diabetes in Australia and around the world.

Together, we focus on translating science into clinical improvements and better quality of life for patients who suffer with these chronic and often disabling conditions.

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Community Stories

Kathy was fighting renal failure after the birth of twin girls

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Household contacts key to reducing COVID-19 risk for transplant patients

Households of kidney transplant patients should be prioritised for
COVID booster vaccinations as a better way to protect their loved
ones, a study supported by KTDRA has found.

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Susan gives hope in more ways than one

By becoming a regular giver to Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia, Susan Howden hopes the ongoing research will help others.

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High salt diet accelerates kidney disease

High salt consumption is common in a modern diet but  how it influences
chronic kidney disease has been poorly understood. Until now!

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