World Kidney Day aims 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. 

On Thursday 14th March Sheffield Kidney Institute, along with Sheffield Hospitals Charity, SAKA and the University of Sheffield, are holding a public open day at the Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB between 1.30 and 6pm. Come along to find out more about kidney health and the importance of looking after your kidneys. There will be interactive stands and short informative talks from patients and leading health professionals throughout the afternoon. The event is free and open to all.

This year the World Kidney Day theme is ‘kidney health for everyone, everywhere’ so to celebrate this Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are also holding a photo exhibition in the Winter Gardens from Monday 11th to Friday 15th March with pictures and stories from patients, their families and medical professionals about living with kidney disease both in Sheffield and overseas. Pop by when you’re in town to take a look and find out more.