Charities for Kidney Failure Patients

While these dialysis and renal charities can help you, you may also be able to help them! Many survive on donations, advertising or are run by volunteers. So if you can help in any way, your support will be certainly be greatly appreciated

Kidneys for Life Kidneys for Life raises money research into kidney disease, transplantation, dialysis and related disease affecting the kidney; direct patient amenities for renal and transplant patients not usually funded; supports education of the renal multi-disciplinary team and patients; support for conferences & workshops relating to kidney disease and the purchase of medical equipment.

Give a Kidney - One's Enough is a UK charity which aims to encourage altruistic living kidney donation in the UK (as opposed to family and close friend donation). Altruistic donation (donating to help an unknown recipient) only started in the UK in 2006, almost 50 years after the first UK kidney transplant operation.

National Kidney Foundation is a major American voluntary health organization, and seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health of individuals and families, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

National Kidney Federation - The NKF is the only UK charity run by kidney patients for kidney patients. Its aim is to promote, throughout the United Kingdom, the best renal medical practice and treatment, the health of persons suffering from Kidney Disease or Renal failure, and to support the related needs of those relatives and friends who care for kidney patients.

Kidney Research UK Founded in 1961, Kidney Research UK is the leading UK charity funding research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease. The charity also dedicates its work to improving patient care and raising awareness of kidney disease.

The British Kidney Patient Association was founded in 1975 by Elizabeth Ward, whose son Timbo was diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 13 years. Now kidney patients, young and old, know that they can turn to the BKPA for support, advice and, perhaps more importantly, financial help and a much needed break with their families.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada Since its creation in 1964, The Kidney Foundation has helped millions of Canadians suffering from kidney failure and related disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, urinary tract infections and kidney stones.

Kidney Kids Scotland was founded as a charitable trust in 2000 with the specific aim of helping children with renal disease and their families.

Kidney Kids New Zealand was founded in 1990 to provide emotional support and to help parents of children with kidney disorders in New Zealand

Kidney Wales Foundation has established a history of found raising to support research into kidney disease and provide patient services, including providing dialysis units and financing medical staff.

The Sheffield Area Kidney Association (SAKA) was founded by a group of patients and their families in 1976, to fund research into kidney disease and to help patients and their families cope with the impact of kidney failure.

Australian Kidney Foundation aims to be the leading non-profit organisation in Australia providing funding for, and taking the initiative in, the prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases.

The Kidney Alliance was formed jointly by the Renal Association and the National Kidney Federation in 1998, with the support of the British Renal symposium. The aim was to bring together patients' voices and professionals committed to renal medicine.

The Noor Foundation is a UK based charity which aims to set up free dialysis centres in third world countries. Founded in 1998, they currently have 17 free dialysis centres in Pakistan, all housed in governement hospitals.