Kidney Health Australia
We are the peak body for kidney health in Australia. For over 50 years, we have been providing trustworthy and up-to-date resources and support to help people manage their kidney health.
We strive to create a healthier community through increased awareness and early detection of kidney disease. We connect kidney patients to vital resources and services to help them manage their condition and achieve a better quality of life.
On average, 66 people die every day with kidney related disease
One in ten Australian adults has signs of kidney disease.
1.8 million people are unaware they have signs of kidney disease
90% of kidney function can be lost without any symptoms - it is a silent killer.
There is no cure for kidney disease
Kidney Kids and Youth Program
Kidney disease affects people young and old. Living with kidney disease can be particularly hard for kids as they often experience feelings of loneliness, self-esteem issues, and the ability to be a kid.
Our Kids and Youth Program provides access to trustworthy, evidence-based information and age and life-stage appropriate resources to increase feelings of empowerment to assist them to confidently manage living well with kidney disease. The program also helps build confidence and self-esteem through a series of connection activities designed to strengthen their feelings of belonging to a community and develop long-lasting friendships.
Big Red Kidney Bus
Dialysis--where the blood is extracted and cleaned--can be required up to three or four times a week, and takes hours and hours at a time, which makes going on holiday’s incredibly difficult. Our Big Red Kidney Bus provides a mobile haemodialysis service, allowing those who require haemodialysis the chance to have a holiday whilst still receiving treatment.
The buses travel to popular holiday destinations across Victoria and NSW, where they are located for up to six weeks at a time, staffed by experienced dialysis nurses and renal technicians.
Providing rural and regional kidney transplant patients with secure, comfortable quality accommodation where they can rest and recover from surgery or undergo dialysis training and education.
Our Kidney Transplant Houses offer the opportunity to keep families together, while easing their financial and emotional burden.