World Kidney Day

Thursday 13 March 2025

It’s the topic that’s too BIG to ignore. On Thursday 13 March 2025, join us in highlighting just how big an issue kidney disease is. It’s not a disease that affects only a handful of people: it’s the 10th biggest killer worldwide. Your neighbour could have it. Your parent. Your work colleague. Your child. This year, we need to you to shout it from the rooftops.

We want all our followers to share the message that kidney failure is life-threatening, and that kidney transplants and dialysis aren’t cures but temporary treatments to keep loved ones with us for longer.

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.

How kidney disease affects people like you

Kidney patients and their families constantly live in fear of the future. For people such as Duncan and Sanjay, this doesn’t just include worries for their physical health, but the lasting financial and emotional impacts of kidney disease, including job loss and increased loneliness. Families such as Lindsey’s also feel these pressures as their family members begin dialysis or wait for a kidney transplant – currently the only main options available for patients like Simon.

So, this World Kidney Day 2024, 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, post our social assets on your social channels or run an event at work or home by downloading and using our resources. Plus, don’t forget to follow us on FacebookX or Instagram to find out more.

Who we are

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