We are pleased to announce that the online exhibition is now live, and would like to thank everyone who has reached out with their stories, journeys and contributions.
This exhibition is an online display portraying personal stories and experiences of living kidney donation through a variety of art, such as paintings, poems and drawings.
You can visit the virtual exhibition by clicking here:https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/10472516/increasing-awareness-of-living-kidney-donation-in-people-from-ethnic-minorities
Once you have visited, we would love to hear your feedback. Please complete this short feedback here: https://forms.office.com/e/vLZki2C4Tm
To find out more about living kidney donation, please click here:https://tinyurl.com/UniofLeicester
Want to read more about our inspiring exhibitors?
We received lots of wonderful and inspiring stories for this exhibition – so much that we could not include all of them in detail. You can read their full stories submitted below by clicking on their name.
Harish – as told by his daughters
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.