World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.
The mission of World Kidney Day is:
- to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health, and
- to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.
World Kidney Day is held annually on the second Thursday of March within Kidney Health Month. On World Kidney Day and throughout the month, special events and awareness-raising activities take place in communities across British Columbia and around the world.
With the 2021 theme of Living Well with Kidney Disease, we're promoting the many related resources we have available in the Managing My Care section of our website, including Advance Care Planning, Caregiver Support, Diet, Emergency Preparedness, Managing Finances, Medication, Mental Health, Self Management, Sexual Health, Social Work Support, Symptom Assessment & Management, and Vascular Access. We encourage patients and caregivers to have a look to support their involvement in their care and well-being.
The World Kidney Day 2021 position paper – Towards Patient-centered care for people living with kidney disease presents top line evidence, context and call to actions for anyone who wants to advocate for patient centered kidney care vis-à-vis decision-makers. Central to this piece of advocacy is the statement that kidney care at any level, – policy, research, management – is more effective when done in partnership with patients addressing their priorities, values, and goals.
See our Kidney Health Month page to learn about BC Renal campaigns for kidney health and early diagnosis of kidney disease. Access easy-to-use tools, resources and more.
Visit The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch to learn about their local campaigns.
Visit the World Kidney Day to learn more about the global campaign.