World Kidney day - 12th March 2015
Every second Thursday of March, we celebrate World Kidney Day
Every second Thursday of March, we celebrate World Kidney Day (WKD) to raise awareness of kidney disease and highlight the urgent need for action to prevent and treat this serious health condition.
Around 10% of the population suffer from some form of kidney damage, and every year millions die prematurely of complications related to chronic kidney disease (CKD).
World Kidney Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people in over 150 countries and uniting them to produce a powerful voice for kidney health awareness. Every year, countless local and national events are organised by kidney charities, healthcare professionals, healthcare authorities, and individuals who want to make a difference.
Since its inception in 2006, the global campaign highlights a particular theme every year, which for 2015 is:
Kidney Health for All
The NKF, together with Kidney Research UK, BKPA, Kids Kidney Research and Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity are oveseeing arrangements for the day in the United Kingdom.
Further details are available through the UK website www.worldkidneyday.co.uk where you will find support, advice and ideas for activities and also downloadable material to help with your event.
What are YOU doing for World Kidney Day 2015?
Our own Kidney Life Magazine would also like to hear about your WKD 2015 activities so that we can feature them in the next issue.
Please email your reports (with your photos please) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd April, marking them: For the attention of the Editor, Kidney Life.