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Short-listed for an Impact and Innovation Award (2018)

RPSG wins Health Educational Grant (2019)

RPSG wins Bristol City Council Carer Education Award (2020)

RPSG wins Educational Grant via The Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) (2021)

The RPSG Hosts Educational Event in Support of World Kidney Day (2021)

A'Place' Where Awareness Meets Research

About Us

The RPSG membership is truely a global support group phenomenon. Recent statistics inform that the RPSG has membership from the UK, USA, Egypt, India, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, and Australia and many far-wide countries. All members including patients, parents/ guardians, siblings, carers, relatives and friends have a ‘place’ to share real life experiences and supporting one another via a ‘closed’ and confidential Facebook group.

In addition, the RPSG has a BlogSpot that highlights activities in a journal style/ format; a RPSG ResearchGate page that highlights research/ publication accomplishments and a RPSG Instagram folio that highlights CKD through Art.

Over the past decade, the RPSG team have been involved in supporting patient and carer experiences through raising CKD awareness, data collection projects, engagement activities, presenting efforts, seminar/ conference activities, the dissemination of awareness and research through publications surrounding some of the most important subject entities on this long-term condition. Here you will see RPSG team, present, past and honorary who have been active behind the scenes to ensure the efforts of this amazing group are recognized.

The RPSG Team (Present)

Vicky Gardner
Co-Founder and Chief Administrator, England UK
John Gardner
Co-Founder and Chief Administrator, England UK
Magda Bonacina
Research and Administrator, Italy
Sylvia Seth
Administrator, Scotland UK
Lisa McGee
Administrator, Scotland UK
Ian E. Roberts
Administrator, England UK
Meshia Adams
Research and Administrator, USA
Aneesah Rashid
Moderator, England UK
Vasundhara Raghaven,
Administrator and Researcher, Dubai, UAE

Peer and Professional Educators

Ade Olaitan
England UK
Aneesha Rashid
England UK
April McGraw
United States
Meshia Adams
United States
Damindra Gunatillake
England UK
Karina Filer
England UK
Paul Filer
England UK
Godwin Tettah
England UK
Alex Hadjiantoni
England UK


Damindra Gunatillake, Public Speaker
England UK
Ade Olaitan, Public Speaker – Blood and Organ donation
England UK
Alan Kennedy, Biomedical Scientist in Histopathology, England UK
Kamila Orzechowska, RPSG Research Intern, England UK

The RPSG Team (Past)

Rob Argue
Administrator, Australia
Maureen Omondi
Organ Donation Campaigner and Administrator, England UK
Rick Jackson
Administrator, England UK
Sifaw Kherbish,
Organ Donation Campaigner and Speaker, England UK