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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition in which kidney function declines gradually over time. This means that the kidneys are not able to perform as well as they should. It is important to remember that chronic does not always necessarily mean severe – many cases may involve only mild damage to the kidneys.
Whether you’re a patient yourself or family member, knowing that there is someone out there who can support you, even in a small way can make a huge difference.
Kidney patients have worries that extend beyond their health. At Kidney Wales we are all too aware of this and offer financial support through our financial assistance grants and wellbeing food voucher grants.
Through these grants we aim to alleviate financial worries, ensuring patients can focus fully on treatment and living their best life.
Here at Kidney Wales Develop we have the ambition to invest in innovative programmes of research for the benefit of kidney patients in the Welsh community, and we have a long and rich history of doing this.
If you are seeking the opportunity to partner your company with a highly regarded and inspiring charity, you have come to the right place.
Our experienced team will ensure that the partnership is engaging and motivating for all involved; you will be helping to support those whose lives have been affected by kidney disease while meeting corporate social responsibility objectives.
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Kidney health information
What do Kidneys Do?
These bean-shaped organs play a vital role in removing waste products from the blood (in the form of urine), controlling fluid balance and maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
What is Kidney Disease?
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition in which kidney function declines gradually over time. This means that the kidneys are not able to perform as well as they should
How is kidney disease diagnosed?
Most people are diagnosed through individual blood and urine tests carried out by a GP, and often these are routinely carried out for those who are at ‘risk of developing CKD’.
Host your own Fundraiser
You will have the full support of our team. We can answer your questions, help you design posters, prepare for your challenge, bounce ideas around, offer lots of moral support and more!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Kidney Wales Foundation.
They keep Kidney Wales Foundation on the cutting edge of developments, supporting patients and community needs
Take part in an event
We have a range of events and campaigns that you and your colleagues can get involved in to help those living with kidney disease and their families in Wales.
Kidney Wales Patient Stories
James was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure at age 24… This is his story. I’m James Despite kidney problems from birth, I count myself as becoming a kidney patient at…
Jasmine cared for her father who had chronic kidney disease… This is her story. As a young person I supported my father who became unwell in part due to chronic…
Mair was diagnosed with myeloma that attacked her kidneys… This is her story. I’m Mair, It all kicked off at the start of 2019 ,when I just felt a bit…
Although I’ll always be a kidney patient my “renal family” of medical staff, patients and Kidney Wales are there to help and support me and my family. Helen was diagnosed…
The community feel from the entire network of kidney patients is absolutely amazing. Darren has Chronic Kidney Disease and Nephrotic Syndrome. This is his story. Darren initially dismissed his symptoms…
Kidney Disease has changed our lives, but it would have been far more difficult to get through without the support of Kidney Wales Gareth donated a Kidney to his daughter……
Liz was diagnosed with Anca Positive Vasculitis and Chronic Kidney Disease [CKD] in 2016 following an infection.
David Jones suffered from Meningococcal Septicaemia, which led to kidney failure.
Terri Hart’s Story
Terri had been diagnosed with end stage kidney disease as a result of sepsis.
A mother of three, who discovered that her nine-year-old daughter was suffering with chronic kidney failure.
I think more needs to be done to raise awareness of kidney disease, especially as the disease is becoming more common in younger children
Watch how Kidney Wales have been able to support Ben during his kidney transplant.
Roz and John’s Story
Leni and Eirlys’ Story
A story from Mother and Daughter and how they have learned to ‘Live Well with Kidney Disease’.
Here Eirlys and Leni talk about their journey as a family from diagnosis to today, in both English and Welsh.
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Every penny donated to Kidney Wales will be spent right here in Wales, allowing real innovation to start close to home.
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Announced 2nd May 2023 Kidney Wales was delighted to receive an award of £15,473 from The Postcode Community Trust, helping support our kidney community as anxieties and pressures relating to…Find out more
Announced 20th October 2021 Kidney Wales were thrilled to be awarded £9,242 in National Lottery funding to assist our work providing the best possible support, information and guidance to our…Find out more
Announced 8th February 2023 Kidney Wales, has been awarded £9,979 in National Lottery funding to assist our work supporting members of our kidney community during the cost of living crisis….Find out more
Announced 13 April 2022 Kidney Wales is delighted to announce a successful funding award from the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales Phase 3 Scheme, administered by WCVA. This good…Find out more
Announced 11th August 2022 Kidney Wales have been awarded £150,009.00 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which will provide funding over a 4-year period, allowing us to recruit…Find out more
Announced 15th February 2021 To promote self-care, with funding from the Moondance Foundation, Kidney Wales launched a Well-being Voucher project early in 2021. A small gesture to patients during thee…Find out more
Announced 5th April 2023 Kidney Wales, have been awarded £10,000 in NHS Blood and Transplant funding to assist our collaborative work with our friends at Kidney Research UK in ultimately…Find out more
Kidney Wales recently received funding from One Stop Community Grants to partner with The Teat Pot Trust to deliver an 8 week art therapy course for children living with chronic…Find out more
Announced 2nd May 2022 A simple but potentially life-saving device was given to more than a thousand kidney patients in Wales last year, thanks to a £1,000 donation from the…Find out more
Announced 6th March 2023 Working with The Isle of Anglesey County Council and Ysbyty Gwynedd Renal unit, Kidney Wales were able to support Anglesey patients that are on home dialysis…Find out more
Announced 1st November 2021 Kidney Wales are delighted to announce an award from Postcode Community Trust. The grant awarded supported the processing of emergency financial aid for those in need,…Find out more
Kidney Wales were thrilled to be awarded £16,424.88 from the Volunteering Wales Grant, administered by WCVA. This fund allowed us to enhance the opportunities available through the introduction of a…Find out more
Kidney Wales received funding aimed at supporting grassroots sports clubs through the Covid-19 crisis and into the future. Our organisation was awarded funds by Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund…Find out more