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



SAKA is a registered charity, number 506386.





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 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 would like to wish all members and supporters a Happy Christmas


We would like to thank everyone who supported us in 2018. Thank you for all your donations during the year, and for buying SAKA Christmas cards.

We may see some changes in the New Year so look out for details. We also have some exciting events planned.



What do we want the future renal service to look like?

The Renal Unit are collecting opinions on what patients and carers would like to see in the future.  They are conducting an online questionnaire, which we encourage all SAKA members and supporters to fill in.

Click here for full details.


On 28 September medical staff, present and retired, and kidney patients gathered at Kenwood Hall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first kidney transplant in Sheffield.


Click here to read about the day.



SAKA is funding information and advice sessions for renal patients. These will be every Tuesday at NGH Renal Unit. 

See News page for more details.






14 March 2019 WORLD KIDNEY DAY : Details of Sheffield events to be announced soon.


see EVENTS Page for more details



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