World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.
Mar. 9, newsletter: 📣 It’s World Kidney Day! Help prepare for the unexpected in 2023!
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.
In the event of emergencies, people with kidney disease are among the most vulnerable in the population due to their ongoing requirements for consistently coordinated care – care, which is often lifelong and involves complex ongoing treatment.
With the 2023 World Kidney Day theme of Kidney Health for All, Preparing for the Unexpected, Supporting the Vulnerable, BC Renal encourages kidney patients, their families and care partners, as well as kidney care clinicians and health professionals to explore the Emergency Preparedness sections of the BC Renal website where there are many resources to help dialysis patients in particular, and everyone, prepare for natural disasters and other major emergencies that can impact the health system:
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.
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC & Yukon Branch to learn about their local campaigns.
World Kidney Day website to learn more about the global campaign.