World Kidney Day 2023

Shine a light this World Kidney Day with image of a tea light
Shine a light this World Kidney Day

Today (Thursday 9 March 2023) is World Kidney Day during while people are invited to light a candle or shine a torch in honour of all those touched by kidney disease – from patients to donors, to family members and healthcare professionals. 

One in ten people worldwide have kidney disease.

I have kidney disease—autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) which I inherited from my father who died of kidney failure in 1998. He passed the disease on to my younger sister and younger brother too.

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Stay at home

On a day when the Scottish Government has made it very clear that life should not feel normal right now, the street in which I live has felt the busiest I’ve ever seen it with people walking in and out of the cul-de-sac, driving in and out, drivers in loud cars heading to the local racetrack.

The Scottish first minister has said that the stricter new measures of social distancing and self-isolation that have been put in place prevent the spread of Covid-19 should not be considered optional.

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