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Altruistic kidney donation – the opportunities and challenges

Giving a kidney can be one of the greatest gifts one can offer to another person. The first successful human kidney allograft was carried out between the identical Herrick twins in Boston in 1954, Ronald giving a kidney to Richard and in so doing becoming […]

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How Christians can end the waiting list for a kidney  

When I gave my kidney in 2019, it felt like a simple decision: someone might die without a kidney whilst I had a spare. Far from seeing it as the epitome of saintly generosity, I was convicted that it was an effective way of doing […]

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Jany Haddad – surgeon, pastor, leader, mentor and family man

Jany Haddad (born Teheran, Iran, 13 March 1954, died Aleppo, Syria, 14 August 2020) ‘Doctor, we plead with you, please do not leave Aleppo, you are the salt of this land. You are the light of this city.’ So spoke Dr Jany Haddad’s Muslim patients […]

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Three ways COVID-19 has changed me as a doctor

COVID-19 has changed the world, the medical profession, and the NHS in ways we are only beginning to understand. In my A&E department, we have seen patients with oxygen saturations lower than we previously thought were possible, treated our own hospital colleagues – some of […]

Tribute to Nurses Emergency Staff and Medical Frontliners

Priceless but penniless: The ‘heroes’ denied a pay rise

On 21 July, the Treasury announced a pay rise for almost 900,000 public sector workers. Months into a pandemic, this was surely a perceptive move by the government to cultivate a positive relationship with its valuable ‘frontliners’. However, not everybody embraced the pay rise, because […]