Who we are
Manchester Royal Infirmary Kidney Patients’ Association (MRIKPA)
Registered charity no 516871
Who we are
We are a registered charity run by kidney patients on a purely voluntary basis and funded entirely by donations, and the selling of merchandise. All the funds we raise are used for the benefit of kidney patients and their families, and include the financing of an amenity fund that provides for patients in need.
Our aim is to promote, the welfare of persons receiving treatment at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), for disease or illness affecting the kidneys, irrespective of where they are referred from; (hereinafter called the kidney patients), and to provide support and advice to them, their relatives and others concerned with their welfare. The Association also supports other kidney patient groups throughout the North West.
We campaign to improve facilities and increase public awareness of issues affecting kidney patients, particularly the need for transplants. We work with other organisations interested in renal disease and its treatment, including the Greater Manchester Kidney Information Network (GMKIN) and the National Kidney Federation (NKF) of which we are a member.
We publish three free newsletters every year, each issue having a print run of around 1600 copies. The newsletters are sent to our members throughout the North West of England, other interested parties in the UK, hospital renal units, Members of Parliament and some overseas interested parties.
Our funds supply hospital Renal units with items of equipment that are not supplied as a statutory provision.
We hold an Annual General Meeting and send representatives from both our committee and membership to attend conferences that are related to renal disease.