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World Kidney Day 2021

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:

Win £250

Enter our BIG kidney competition to win £250 in Amazon vouchers. It's super easy! All you need to do is take a picture, or use one you've already got, upload and share. 
Find out how here

Could you ignore it

Share our kidney background on video calls with colleagues or family and friends – how long will it take them to notice the big yellow kidney?
Get the free pack here

Get creative

What better thing to do on a wet day in winter. Colour in our printable kidney and share on social media or display in your window at home.
Get the free pack here

One in ten

Share important kidney facts and stats with friends and colleagues to help raise awareness and improve understanding of kidneys.
Download here

Big word search

Sharpen your pencil and try our World Kidney Day/PKD Big Word Search – how many words can you find?
Download and print here

The big yellow GIVE

Take part in The Big Yellow Give, and help raise awareness and donations to support those with PKD and the PKD Charity.
Find out more here

Profile image frame

Add the World kidney Day frame to your Facebook profile picture. *Search WKD 2021 in 'frames' on Facebook. *Available 1 March.

Social media

Follow World kidney Day on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the latest news and see what a big noise the kidney community is making. 

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 SocietyKidney Care UKKidney Research UK, the National Kidney Federation, the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Charity, the Renal Association and Kidney Wales.

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PKD Charity is a Member of

  • Fundraising Regulator Website
  • Visit PKD International website
  • Visit Ciliopathy Alliance website
  • Visit the Genetic Alliance UK website
  • Rare Disease UK Website
  • Specialised Healthcare Alliance Website
  • FEDERG Website
  • Visit EURORDIS website
  • KPIN