As the leading kidney research charity in the UK, nothing is going to stop us in our urgent mission to end kidney disease. We’re here to be heard, to make a difference, to change the future. This is a disease that ruins and destroys lives. It must be stopped.
Over the past 60 years, our research has made an impact. But kidney failure is rising, as are the factors contributing to it, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
Today, we are more essential than ever.
There are estimated to be 7.2 million people in the UK currently living with chronic kidney disease, treatments can be gruelling and currently there is no cure. When your kidneys fail it can be life-threatening and people rely on either dialysis or a transplant to stay alive.
Only research will end this, and nobody can do it but us, by offering kidney patients and their families hope for the future. We’re taking it on. But we can’t do it without you.
Our vision is the day when everyone lives free from kidney disease, help us to make this a reality.
Our purpose is to:
• Prevent kidney disease by finding ways to see it coming and stop it happening.
• Protect people from reaching kidney failure by learning how to spot disease early, halting disease progression, and repairing kidney damage.
• Treat: Transform treatments by making dialysis more tolerable and making transplants last longer until better alternatives are available.
To hear more from patients about their experiences living with kidney disease visit our YouTube channel.
Kidney Research UK
Phone: 0300 303 1100