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A successful day raising awareness for World Kidney Day

Information stall at World Kidney DayTo celebrate World Kidney Day on 9 March, the Division of Transplantation, Immunology & Mucosal Biology challenged staff to climb Guy’s Tower to promote the importance of healthy kidneys.  

The exercise challenge was to climb 29 floors to the top of Guy’s Tower nine times, which is the equivalent of Ben

 Nevis in Scotland. The climbers attempting the climb were David Hardy, Tony Farrar, Chris Nauser and Mark Howard. The winner of the challenge was Mark Howard who completed all nine ascents in 56 minutes! He then continued to keep the other climbers company as they completed the challenge and so completed the ascent 11 times in total.  

Also on the day, the division had an information stall in the lobby of Guy’s Hospital. The stall had information on how to improve your kidney health, how to become an organ donor and offered free gym passes to motivate people to #move4kidneys.  Libby Wolfe, a nutritionist and Benjamin Payne a physio therapist from the Advance Kidney Clinical Care team were also on hand to offer help and advice to the general public. 

The day was a great success; thank you to all volunteers who helped out at the information stall and exercise challenge.