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Fight to save lives
So many of our loved ones can’t enjoy Christmas lunch with their families over the fear of catching Covid-19. With your support today, we can fight to change this.
13,000 Australians are living with a kidney transplant.
It’s a heartbreaking reality that around 25 per cent of people living with a kidney transplant will lose their lives if they contract Covid-19.
With your help today, we can fight to change this.
Will you make a kind donation to help protect our community from life-threatening diseases like Covid-19?
With you in our corner, there is hope!
Early in the pandemic, Professor Toby Coates and his team recognised the risks and life-threatening complications of catching Covid-19 for kidney transplant patients and started two crucial trials in March 2021 when the Covid-19 vaccine first became available in Australia.
From these world-first trials, we have identified three key ways (pictured right) to improve the vaccination response and prevent the dangers of Covid-19 for those living with a kidney transplant.
By combining these findings in the fight against Covid-19, we have found the best way to protect people living with kidney disease.
Professor Toby Coates needs your support
Professor Toby Coates and his dedicated team need your support today to move to the next exciting stage of this lifesaving research!
They need your help to continue two clinical trials which involve:
- temporarily altering a patient’s immunosuppressive medication (which prevents the body from rejecting the transplant)
- and changing their diet prior to vaccination in order to boost their protective immune response.
The outcome of these trials is crucial, as they have the potential to alter guidelines for protecting this vulnerable group.
Your donation this Christmas will ensure the full protection against Covid-19 will be an essential requirement for all 13,000 Australians living with a kidney transplant, and potentially thousands more all over the world.