Your Local Kidney Charity Run By Patients For The Direct Benefit of Patients

 

 

SAKA is a registered charity, number 506386.

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

Click here for the latest advice from the Government

 

 

 

NKF (National Kidney Federation) have the latest news and advice for kidney patients on their website.

Click here to read

 

NKF are also working with other colleagues in the renal community to ensure information is up to date.

Click here to access the latest news

 

 

 

 

At the National Kidney Federation KPA day on 27 March, there were updates on the impact of Covid-19 on dialysis and transplant patients.

Click here to read these

 

 

 

For anyone who is concerned about receiving a first or second dose of the AZ vaccine following the recent reports of possible side effects, please click here to read the advice from Public Health England

Sheffield Kidney Institute is following this advice. It is up to patients to make their own informed decisions based on having access to reliable sources of information.

 

 

 

WHERE TO GET HELP AND ADVICE

 

The NKF Helpline is there to talk to kidney patients and give advice:

0800 169 0936      email: helpline@kidney.org.uk

 

 

Sheffield Community Helpline: 0114 273 4567 for any enquiries or if you need help with shopping, medicine etc.

 

 

Sheffield Mind have a conversation and signposting service for people aged 50+ experiencing anxiety, loneliness or isolation  0114 312 2209  email: info@sheffieldmind.co.uk

About SAKA

 

 

SAKA was formed in 1976 to help kidney patients and their families cope with kidney failure and to help fund research into kidney disease. 
 
100% of all funds raised by SAKA are for the benefit of renal patients who are cared for by the Sheffield Kidney institute. We are the ONLY local kidney charity run by patients that provides grants and support direct to patients and their families
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We help renal patients directly by providing financial support for the following:
 
* To purchase essential items when times are hard


* To meet certain holiday treatment costs for dialysis patients


* To meet visitors’ travel costs when patients are hospitalised
 

* We part-fund our Sheffield Team members at the British and World Transplant Games

 

* We support research at the Sheffield Kidney Institute (SKI)


We also:
 

* Represent Patients’ views directly to the Renal Directorate Management Team

 

* Support the National Kidney Federation (NKF) to provide Patient Information Leaflets and  a Free Helpline

 

 

SAKA Facebook Group:

 

Patients (and family members/ carers etc) who attend the Sheffield Unit or its satellites are welcome to join this small confidential group to discuss Sheffield and also share news and information based upon Sheffield. 

 

 Click this link to visit / join the Group:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/sakasheffield

 

Kidney Life is the magazine produced by the National Kidney federation.

 

To read the Summer 2021 edition of Kidney Life please click here

 

To read the Spring 2021 edition of Kidney Life please click here

 

To read the Winter 2020 edition of Kidney Life please click here.

 

 

 

To download the latest In Touch Newsletters click the links below

 

In Touch, May 2021
NKF Newsletter
MAY 21 IN TOUCH.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [756.6 KB]
In Touch, April 2021
NKF Newsletter
April 2021 In Touch.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.7 MB]
In Touch March 2021
NKF Newsletter
MARCH 21 INTOUCH.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]
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