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




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.





see EVENTS Page for more details




World Kidney Day is Thursday 14 March 2019


To mark this, SAKA has joined forces with the Sheffield Hospitals Charity to organise a photo exhibition in the Winter Garden in Sheffield City Centre, Mon 11 March to Friday 15 March.


On World Kidney Day itself there is a Public Open Day at the Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield

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