World Kidney Day 2017 - 9th March

March 7 2017
World Kidney Day is on Thursday the 9th March this year. As usual the renal staff of St George's will be marking it with an awareness campaign in the reception area of the Atkinson Morley Wing. The theme this year is "Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys - Kidney Disease and Obesity". The team will be on hand to help people better understand how to protect kidneys as well as advice for those who have kidney disease. Members of the public can have their weight and blood pressure taken as well as have their BMI calculated. There will also be a raffle in aid of the St George's Kidney Patients Association.

World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March. Every year, countless local, national and international events are organised by kidney charities, healthcare professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference.

The 2017 theme is ‘Kidney Disease and Obesity'.

The UK initiative is led by the Kidney Charities Together Group comprising the five leading UK kidney charities. For further details see About Us

We encourage everyone to get behind the campaign and try to organise an activity or event to draw public attention to the importance of kidney health - what can be done to protect kidneys before disease strikes, and to assist patients who already have chronic kidney disease.

For more information about World Kidney Day please visit http://www.worldkidneyday.co.uk/

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