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Football legend Andy Cole makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Kidney Research UK.

Former Premiership footballer Andy Cole makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the Andy Cole Fund with Kidney Research UK.

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- You can donate online at bbc.co.uk/appeal/radio4

Registered Charity Number: 252892

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The Andy Cole Fund with Kidney Research UK

The Andy Cole Fund and Kidney Research UK exist to help people like him who are living with kidney disease. Having treatment for kidney failure is gruelling, but a life-saving transplant is not a cure. The Andy Cole Fund will enable vital research to improve transplants and find better ways to support kidney patients’ mental health and wellbeing.   

The impact of kidney disease

The impact of kidney disease
When his kidneys failed, Andy Cole went from elite sportsperson to kidney patient needing a transplant to survive. Andy worries about his endless medication and how Covid-19 and lockdowns have taken a toll on his mental health. “Every morning, I wake up and worry my kidney might fail.” 

“Research is the answer”

“Research is the answer”
Our scientists are already making more organs good enough for transplant by treating kidneys with stem cells to revive and recondition them before the operation. But transplants often don’t last for life and living with kidney disease is tough. 

Support the Andy Cole Fund with Kidney Research UK

Support the Andy Cole Fund with Kidney Research UK
The Andy Cole Fund needs your support to fund research, giving hope to thousands of others like Andy facing the challenge of living with kidney disease. We want to make kidney transplants last longer, develop better immunosuppressant drugs with fewer side effects, and offer better support for kidney patients’ mental health. Help us change the game.   

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