World Kidney Day

Thursday 12 March 2020

World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March every year.   Our focus for the UK in 2020 will be #KIDNEYSMATTER –The BIG topic everyone’s ignoring – which will show how important kidneys are, what can happen when they go wrong and how to keep them healthy and reduce the risk of kidney disease.

#KIDNEYSMATTER features a big yellow kidney – which is hard to ignore and will be launching on this website very soon. You’ll see it in a range of materials you can download and print as well as share on social media and use as a talking point with your friends. We’ll also be working with people who can help get the message out as wide as we can, including the media and the kidney community.

We would love you to get involved by organising an awareness event in your local area and to help you, we have produced a support pack which you can apply for here.

The UK initiative is led by the Kidney Charities Together Group comprising the four leading UK kidney charities, the UK Renal Association and British Renal Society.

The 2019 World Kidney Day campaign in the UK was also supported by the following companies. None have had any input into the World Kidney Day campaign messaging.