Submit your art to this project or contact us
Thank you for visiting our page to find out more. We are looking for submissions of art pieces to this project in different forms. This can be anything you want – anything that captures your experience of having a kidney donation or donating one. For example, it could be painting expressing your feelings living with kidney disease waiting for a transplant, it could be a photograph of something you are now able to do after receiving a kidney, that you couldn’t do before, or it could be poem or story of what kidney donation means to you and what motivated you in your journey.
You can upload an image or submit your art piece using the form below – we will contact you back. Please note, the deadline for submitting your piece is the Friday 13th May 2022.
If you are interested but do not know where to begin, contact the team using the following email: email@example.com
What is the project all about?
The Centre for Ethnic Health Research (CEHR) together with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands (ARC-EM) are running a project to develop an innovative virtual art exhibition set to increase awareness about living kidney donation amongst ethnic minority groups.
This exhibition will be an online display portraying personal stories and experiences of living kidney donation through a variety of art, such as paintings, poems and drawings.
Funded by the NHS Blood and Transplant Community Investment Scheme, the project will primarily target South Asian, African and African Caribbean communities. These groups have higher rates of kidney disease, and people from these groups wait on average 6-12 months longer for a kidney transplant, in which time they may need life-saving dialysis treatment.
What is the aim?
The aim is to campaign about the wider issue of kidney disease together with an awareness of the benefits of living kidney donation. Our aim is to inspire people to donate a kidney to someone who needs it. We hope that we can spark up conversations about living kidney donation with and hope this effort goes towards potentially improving the quality of life for those who are in need.