Saturday, September 1, 2007

Launch Date of Campaign to be announced on 5th of September 2007 at Patients Forum in Swansea

Chairman of Kidney Wales will announce date of launch of Campaign on Wednesday after meeting Health Minister Edwina Hart with Patients in Swansea

Roy J Thomas today praised the new Ambassador of Kidney Wales Allison John . He said " We are puttting Patients in pole position in front of the Health Minister on Wednesday 5 th of September and Allison is playing a vital role." KW sent briefings this week to the Minister and Patients. He added " there is no doubt we need one organisation in Wales dealing with kidney issues, we have a Renal Advisory Group ,Task forces ,Working Groups, Health Commission Wales ,Local Health Boards, Trusts all are complex when we could simplify matters for patients"
The Campaign is supported by the Welsh Kidney Patients Association.

Meet Allison John -e mail her on

Miss. Allison John - Kidney Wales Foundation Ambassador Biography

Born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Allison was brought up in a small village near the Preseli Mountains. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, by the time she was 17 she needed a liver transplant. 2 years later, she needed a heart/lung transplant. She graduated with a BSc with honours in Neuroscience from Cardiff University in 2001 and went on to study Medicine at Cardiff University, School of Medicine. Later that year she met her partner, New Zealander Nathan Angell. After 8 years of traveling the world and living life to the full she was diagnosed with renal failure and had to leave her medical training. She was on haemodialysis for 18 months. She received a kidney from her father, David John in December 2006. She is the new Ambassador for Kidney Wales Foundation. Allison lives in Cardiff with her partner Nathan and hopes to return to her studies next year.

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