Our History

Kidneys for Life was set up in 1976 for the benefit of renal patients at Manchester Royal Infirmary and in recent years with Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and outlying satellite dialysis units.

In 2016 Kidneys for Life started to work alongside the Northern Care Alliance to support renal patients both adults and children in the Greater Manchester area.

Prior to being Kidneys for Life the charity was named the Manchester Institute of Nephrology and Transplantation (MINT) which was established in 1998 as the research and development arm of renal medicine and transplantation within the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI).  In 2006, the fundraising arm of MINT changed it’s name to “Kidneys for Life fundraising for MINT at the MRI Renal Units”.

We now generally refer to ourselves as Kidneys for Life to highlight that we fund projects at both the Northern Care Alliance and Manchester Foundation Trust.