World Kidney Day was first established in 2006. Every March over 100 countries raise awareness about the importance of our kidneys in relation to our overall health, with the aim of reducing the impact of kidney disease worldwide.
Thank you to everyone who went Purple on World Kidney Day and/or during March to raise awareness of kidney disease and help us fund research to save lives.
Thank you for Going Purple during March
We’ve had a fantastic response to our Go Purple campaign so thank you to everyone who has registered for a pack and held an event during March. Your fundraisers in schools, workplaces or community groups will help us to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for over 3 million people in the UK at risk of kidney disease.
Remember to send your money in as soon as possible and share your fundraising experiences with us and others via twitter and facebook.
Stefan Booth Goes Purple
for Kidney Research UK
Kidney disease the FACTS:
- Over 3 million people in the UK are as risk of kidney disease
- More than 6,000 people, that’s around 90% of the total organ waiting list, are waiting for a kidney, yet less than 3,000 transplants are carried out each year (around 1,900 from deceased donors and 900 from living donors).
- 3,000 people a year die while on dialysis and more than 350 people a year die while waiting for a kidney transplant, that’s one person every day. The median waiting time for a kidney on the transplant list is about 1,000 days; it is 180 for a heart transplant.
Am I at risk?
Please read our Are Your Kidney’s OK leaflet to find out what you can do to help yourself. Please click here
You can also take our online kidney disease health check to find out if you’re at risk, simply click here.
For more information:
If you have any questions or need more information please email: email@example.com
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