World Kidney Day - Thursday 8th March 2018 - Women and Kidney Disease

March 6 2018
World Kidney Day is on Thursday the 8th 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 Grosvenor Wing. The theme this year is "Kidney disease and women's health". 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.

About World Kidney Day

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

The 2018 theme is "Kidney Disease and Women's Health".


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

Activities at St George's

Renal staff will be on hand to provide support and guidance as well as carry out some simple health checks.

Staff will be able to help specifically with:

  • Pregnancy and kidney disease
  • Lupus and the kidney
  • Kidney and urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • General kidney questions and support

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