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The Facts…

There are over 50,000 people in the UK whose kidneys have failed.

These people will die without dialysis or transplantation.

7,000 of them are on the transplant list but there is a huge shortage of donor organs.

At least 1 of them will die every day.

World Kidney Day UK

Kidneys For Life

Over 3 million people in the UK are at risk of kidney disease

People with diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney problems or from a black or Asian background are particularly at risk.

Kidney Disease is common, harmful and can be treatable

What can I do to help myself?

  • See your doctor for some simple checks
  • Stop smoking, exercise regularly, eat a well balanced diet
  • Take a look at our Healthy Kidneys Page

What can I do to help others?

Give the gift of life by putting your name on the Organ Donation Register

To learn about celebrations around the world and to download more resources, visit the International WKD site: