World Kidney Day is celebrated annually on the second Thursday in March. So this year it will held on 10 March 2016.
The theme for 2016 is ‘Kidney Disease & Children, Act Early to Prevent it’. Organised by the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, the focus of the campaign will be to raise awareness of how important our kidneys are and how to reduce kidney disease.
Most people don’t realise that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease, which can result in kidney failure and even premature death. But you can catch these problems and treat them if the symptoms are spotted early enough.
On World Kidney Day the aim is to encourage ways to prevent kidney disease. Throughout the UK there will be talks by experts on how to look after your kidneys through a healthy diet and care, free blood pressure tests and even charity golf days.
With events happening across the globe, there’s no excuse to not get involved and check your kidneys are in tip top condition!