World Kidney Day 2021
It’s the topic that’s too BIG to ignore.
On Thursday 11 March 2021, join us in highlighting just how big an issue kidney disease is. It’s not a disease that affects only a handful of people; one in nine worldwide have it, including the estimated 70,000 people in the UK that are affected by PKD. Sadly, awareness and therefore understanding is still low, and we need you to help us shout it from the rooftops.
The Covid-19 pandemic means face-to-face events can’t happen but that doesn’t stop you from helping us spread the word from home. And it’s even more important now. The pandemic has badly impacted kidney patients, with many having to shield at home for the past year. It’s also led to more people with otherwise healthy kidneys to develop problems – serious Covid-19 infections can lead to acute kidney injury. Never was there a more important time to act.
So, this World Kidney Day 2021, we’d love you to get involved and help us get kidneys on everyone’s radar. There are lots of ways to show your support:
World Kidney Day is an annual campaign to help raise awareness of kidneys and show the suffering caused when they don’t work properly. It also aims to educate people on what kidneys do and how to improve your kidney health.
The Kidney Charities Together Group co-ordinates the World Kidney Day activity in the UK. The Group consists of the British Renal Society, Kidney Care UK, Kidney Research UK, the National Kidney Federation, the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Charity, the Renal Association and Kidney Wales.