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Kidney disease

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We no longer hold a description of Kidney disease. You may find it more helpful to search for a particular or specific condition in our online medical information instead.

Other UK sites with trusted health information:

NHS Choices

Patient UK

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact a Family cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers comply with the Information Standard and give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

Is there support?

British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA)

Tel: 01420 541 424

The Association is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 270288. It provides information, support and grants to kidney disease patients and their families in the UK. 

Group details last updated December 2014.

Kidney Research UK

Helpline: 0300 303 1100

Kidney Research UK is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 252892. It provides information for patients, raises awareness of kidney-related issues, and funds research into the causes and prevention of kidney disease.

Group details last updated February 2016.

National Kidney Federation

Helpline: 0845 601 0209

The Federation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1106735. It is the national organisation for Kidney Patient Associations attached to renal units. The Federation provides information and support to kidney patients and their carers, including medical information for children and their families.

Group details last updated February 2016.