The World Kidney Day initiative in the UK is led by Kidney Charities Together:
UK Kidney Association
The UK Kidney Association brings together, into one membership organisation, the 71-year history of the Renal Association, the work of the UK Renal Registry, and the multi-professional focus of the British Renal Society and its affiliates. It supports the whole multi-professional team in the delivery of kidney care, through education, training, research, quality improvement, service and workforce development.
Kidney Care UK
Kidney Care UK (formerly The British Kidney Patient Association- BKPA), is the leading kidney patient support charity in the UK, working to improve the life of kidney patients and their families. The charity provides emotional, practical and financial support to patients, as well as working to improve the quality of health and care services and campaigning for change.
Kidney Research UK
Kidney Research UK is the UK’s leading kidney research charity and believe that everybody has a right to a life free of kidney disease. As pioneers in the field for decades, their developments in treatments, better information for patients and raising vital public awareness have been saving lives. Today, their work is more essential than ever. In 2017, the charity merged with Kids Kidney Research (a previous member of the Kidney Charities Together group).
NKF (National Kidney Federation), is run by patients, for patients and campaigns for improvements to renal provision and treatment, and provides national patient support services.
About 70,000 adults and children in the UK have Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD – life-threatening inherited conditions that can cause renal (kidney) failure and affect other organs in the body. Over 12 million children and adults worldwide have PKD. We support those affected, fund research and raise awareness.
With the significant help of their supporters, Kidney Wales provides information, advice and assistance to patients and their families and makes grants available through a Well-being Fund for patients. They also work alongside the NHS to invest in targeted support for kidney patients and run research projects that benefit Welsh kidney patients.