World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on 13th March 2014. The event provides the perfect opportunity for the renal community to share the WKD message with colleagues, policy makers, friends, family and people you meet. It is a chance to raise awareness of the importance to life of your kidneys and the risk factors for kidney disease, and for patients, how you can look after yourself - you might just save a life!
Since its inception in 2006, the global campaign highlights a particular theme every year, which for 2014 is Chronic Kidney Disease and Ageing. For further details on what is planned around the world, visit www.worldkidneyday.org.
This year the UK initiative is being led by the Kidney Charities Core Group comprising five leading kidney charities - The National Kidney Federation (NKF), Kidney Research UK, the BKPA, Kids Kidney Research and the PKD Charity.
We have adopted a slightly more general theme for the UK this year which is:
Kidney health matters - help reduce the risk to your kidneys
Further details will be available soon through the UK website: www.worldkidneyday.co.uk where you will find support, advice and ideas for activities and downloadable resources.
For further information in the meantime, please email: email@example.com
or check out the Facebook page by searching for World Kidney Day UK. If you use Twitter, follow @kidneydayUK and use #worldkidneyday and #reducekidneyrisk