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



SAKA is a registered charity, number 1196513


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


We help renal patients directly by providing financial support. Examples of how we can help include purchasing essential items for patients who are experiencing financial hardship, paying certain holiday treatment costs for dialysis patients and helping towards visitors’ travel costs when patients are hospitalised.


We contribute towards the funding of 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 and we support the National Kidney Federation (NKF) who provide Patient Information Leaflets and  a Free Helpline.


SAKA is run by a committee of Trustees (see CONTACTS page).  We are always looking for new ideas as to how we can assist kidney patients, and welcome anyone interested in getting involved with the charity. Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions or if you would like further details about our work.


We welcome donations towards our work.


To donate via JustGiving click here.



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:


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


To read the Autumn 2022 edition of Kidney Life please click here


To read the Summer 2022 edition of Kidney Life please click here.


To read the Spring 2022 edition of Kidney Life please click here




To download the latest In Touch Newsletters click the links below


In Touch July 2022
NKF Newsletter
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In Touch June 2022
NKF Newsletter
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In Touch May 2022
NKF Newsletter
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