ShoeString Newsletter

ShoeString denotes the feeling of life when it is turned up-side-down and that, with Kidney failure, Dialysis & Transplant, you sometimes have to pull yourself up by the shoe strings to get going.

Financial members receive a bi-monthly copy of shoestring, our newsletter, which contains articles of common interest and notices of coming events.

Your story in your words

Your contribution to articles in Shoestring are always of interest to our members.  One person’s victory over difficulties gives encouragement to many in the same situation. Use the Contact us page to help you submit an article.

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Latest Edition – September 2019

September 2019

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In this Issue: President’s report, A Brief History of Dialysis, Getting the Call—Daryl Gilbert, Afternoon Tea at Box Hill Hospital, Avoid Falls, The Bookworm, Upcoming Outings – Puffing Billy & Christmas Party 2019, Philosophy Class, Outing Reports – Point Cook and Christmas in July.

July 2019

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In this Issue: President’s report, Social Events, DATA Holiday Houses, DATA Updated website and Droned-delivered organs.

May 2019

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In this Issue: President’s Report, Patient Carer Forum, DATA Holiday Houses, Ron Jones Education Award, DonateLife Week, Live Your Dreams, Information & Deadline.

March 2019

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In this Issue: President’s report, Rosebud BBQ, DATA Holiday Houses, Ron Jones Educational Award, Service of Remembrance, Transition PD to HD, Melbourne River Cruise, Dialysis Unit Hobart and World Congress Nephrology Forum.

January 2019

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In this Issue: President’s report: AGM Report, DATA Holiday Houses, Ron Jones Educational Award, Kidney Care UK, Purple Truck, Zoo Xmas Party Burying a Bentley, Dialysis at Sea and more!

November 2018

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In this Issue: Caravan Holiday around Australia, Healthy Kidneys Education Project, Xmas Function, AGM Finance Report, Dialysis Australia, Ron Jones Award

September 2018

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In this Issue: Yarrawonga celebrates 150 years, Royal Melbourne Show can you help? Events Page, Purple Bus and more.

July 2018

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In this Issue: Xmas in July, Port Arlington, Maribyrnong, Can You Help, Library Books, Thailand Trip and more.

May 2018

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In this Issue: 1000th Transplant, Life changing gift, Anticipation of PD, Thailand Trip, Ron Jones Educational Awards, Photo Gallery and more!

March 2018

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In this Issue: PD Story, Sensipar Story, Cultural Diversity, Thailand Trip, Ron Jones Educational Awards, Rosebud Dialysis Unit and more!

January 2018

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In this Issue: Healthy Kidneys School Education Project, Improvements at Rosebud, Keep moving this summer, The Key to Effective Hand Washing, Ron Jones Educational Awards and more!

November 2017

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In this Issue: Annual General Meeting, Christmas picnic & BBQ, Financial Reports, Have a laugh and more.

September 2017

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In this Issue: Trip of a lifetime, AGM Human Services, Support Organ donation ‘Opt-out’ and more.

July 2017

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In this Issue: Special Effort raffle, Membership renewal, Ken Smith, Mouthwashes can help, Pier35 report and more.

May 2017

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In this Issue: Visit to Baxter, Service of Remembrance, Blood pressure, What does phosphate do? Ron Jones Educational Awards, Ethan eyes the prize.

March 2017

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In this Issue: Altona Branch up and running, Barefoot Bowls, Autumn Picnic at Caribbean Gardens, Film night at Williamstown.

January 2017

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In this Issue: President’s Report, That Dreaded Itch, We need your help, Have a laugh, DATA Trophy, Carer’s Group, Christmas photos and more.

November 2016

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In this Issue: SGM & AGM, Financial Reports, Ethan Daws wins gold.

August 2016

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In this Issue:  Artificial Kidneys, The Australian Transplant Games, D for Diagnosis, Get well with humour, DATA Crossword, Have a laugh.

June 2016

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In this Issue: President’s Report, It is OK to be on Dialysis, Paired Kidney Exchange, Have a laugh, Top 5 Tips to make your Dialysis more successful, Donate Life, Thanksgiving, DATA in Altona.

April 2016

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In this Issue: 25 YEARS ON, Presidents Report, Holiday House Report, Office Progress.

February 2016

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In this Issue:  Holiday Home Reports, Goodbye to Blackburn House, From the Archives.

November 2015

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September 2015

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June 2015

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May 2015

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March 2015

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Jan 2015

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November 2014

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September 2014

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July 2014

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May 2014

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March 2014

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Jan 2014

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November 2013

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September 2013

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July 2013

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May 2013

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February 2013

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January 2013

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November 2012

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September 2012

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July 2012

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May 2012

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March 2012

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Jan 2012

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November 2011

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September 2011

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July 2011

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May 2011

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March 2011

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January 2011

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