World Kidney Day

Thursday 9 March 2023

It’s the topic that’s too BIG to ignore. On Thursday 9 March 2023, 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 ten worldwide have it. Your neighbour could have it. Your parent. Your work colleague. Your child. Help us shout it from the rooftops.

As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, kidney patients and their loved ones still live with fears for the future. For people like Duncan and Sanjay, this doesn’t just include worries for their physical health, but the lasting financial and emotional impacts of the pandemic, including job loss and increased loneliness. Families like Lindsey’s also feel these pressures as their loved one begins dialysis or waits for a kidney transplant – currently the only main treatment options available for patients like Simon.

So, this World Kidney Day 2023, 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 – read and share the stories above, run an event at work or home, download and use our resources and share the online tool above on social media. Plus, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to hear the latest.

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 coordinates the World Kidney Day activity in the UK. The Group consists of the Kidney Care UK, Kidney Research UK, the National Kidney Federation, the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Charity, the UK Kidney Association and Kidney Wales.