World Kidney Day
Raising awareness of the
importance of our kidneys
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The kidneys are complicated and amazing organs that do many essential tasks to keep us healthy. Find out more about your kidneys by visiting our knowledge bank.
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Worldwide activities

Around the globe, people will be coming together to mark World Kidney Day. How will you be celebrating? Let us know!
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2024 theme and campaign

The World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee has declared 2024 to be the year of “Kidney Health for All – Advancing equitable access to care and optimal medication practice”. View past and present campaign material here.
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In it together

Celebrate World Kidney Day and Show your Kidneys some love! #ShowYourKidneys
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Worldwide activities

Around the globe, people will be coming together to mark World Kidney Day. How will you be celebrating? Let us know by posting information about your activity on our activity map!

Visit our kidney

knowledge bank

An online kidney health resource for nephrologists, health professionals, patients and researchers.

Test your knowledge

try our

kidney quiz

Take our quick fun-quiz and test your kidney health knowledge!

Your

amazing kidneys

The kidneys are complicated and amazing organs that do many essential tasks to keep us healthy.

Hot topics:

Kidney

disease and women

While kidney disease can affect people of all ages and races, women tend to face more specific challenges linked to kidney disease. The risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is at least as high in women as in men and may even be higher. 

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Kidney disease and cardiovascular disease

Most organs of our body have strong links and interdependency. Heart and kidneys are not an exception. There is a strong connection between kidney disease and cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels) disease. 

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Kidney

disease and obesity

Being overweight may increase the risk of developing a number of health issues, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, kidney disease, and, many more. By 2025, obesity will affect 18% of men and 21% of women worldwide.

Hot topics:

Kidney

disease and diabetes

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. In many countries, half of all people starting dialysis have kidney failure caused by diabetes. 

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations

We are not all equal with regard to kidney disease and access to treatment.

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Take care of

your kidneys

Early chronic kidney disease has no sign or symptoms. You can help delay or prevent kidney failure by treating kidney disease early.

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Organ

donation

Organ donation refers to when a person allows his/her organ(s) to be removed, legally, with their consent while they are alive or with the consent of their next of kin if the donor is deceased.

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Transplantation

Transplantation is the transfer (engraftment) of cells, tissues or organs from one part of the body to another or from a donor to a recipient with the aim of restoring function(s) in the body.

2023 gallery

A selection of some of the best pictures of World Kidney Day throughout the years. See your activity, our team and all the ways you got involved during one of our many World Kidney Days.

Our champions

World Kidney Day Champions are committed individuals and/ or members of kidney foundations, societies of nephrology and patients associations that support the campaign in the effort of raising awareness of kidney disease across the globe.

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