Protect My Kidneys
For 2013 we are highlighting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
New figures from the Kidney Alliance show Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
over 100 times more deadly than MRSA infection
Experts call for urgent action to prevent at least 12,000 unnecessary deaths per year
AKI is common and very serious; care needs to improve – it is often diagnosed too late yet simple treatment can help in most cases. See our flyer and our AKI page for more.
Kidney Disease is common, harmful and can be treatable
Over 3 million people in the UK are at risk of kidney disease
People with diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney problems or from a black or Asian background are particularly at risk.
What can I do to help myself?
- See your doctor for some simple checks
- Stop smoking, exercise regularly, eat a well balanced diet
- Take a look at our Healthy Kidneys Page
What can I do to help others?
Give the gift of life by putting your name on the Organ Donation Register
To learn about celebrations around the world and to download more resources, visit the International WKD site: www.worldkidneyday.org