World Kidney Day

Thursday, 9th March 2017

World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March. Every year, countless local, national and international events are organised by kidney charities, healthcare professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference.

The 2017 theme is ‘Kidney Disease and Obesity'.

The UK initiative is led by the Kidney Charities Together Group comprising the five leading UK kidney charities. For further details see About Us

We encourage everyone to get behind the campaign and try to organise an activity or event to draw public attention to the importance of kidney health - what can be done to protect kidneys before disease strikes, and to assist patients who already have chronic kidney disease.

Thinking of organising an event?

Click here for ideas on how you can get involved

The 2017 World Kidney Day campaign in the UK is supported through grants from Amgen (Europe) GmbH, Astellas Pharma Ltd, Fresenius Medical Care, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals UK and Pharmacosmos UK

For further details on the global World Kidney Day campaign – click here.


Kidney Charities Together

  • British Kidney Patients Association
  • Kids Kidney Reasearch
  • Kidney Research UK
  • The National Kidney Federation
  • The PKD Charity