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Public Event: "Waiting for a transplant on dialysis: living while dying with kidney disease"


The Centre's Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Research Programme is organising a free public event aimed at improving knowledge of kidney failure and the impact it can have on patients, families and other carers.


Hope and Acceptance in Chronic Disease with Dr Jimmy McAleavey, acclaimed scriptwriter and Lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast.

Premier of the short film The Fight for Life introduced by Helen Noble and narrated by William Johnston. The film, produced by the Renal Arts Group at Queen’s in collaboration with patients, carers, academics and healthcare staff, looks at the devastating diagnosis of renal disease with no cure. It highlights the demanding treatments to be endured while waiting for the elusive kidney transplant, always in short supply.

Have your say with our question and answer session.

Date: 7th November 2016
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast.

Refreshments available.
Music provided by the Renal Arts Group.

If you would like to attend please contact


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