SAKA is here for you. We help all kidney patients covered by the Sheffield Kidney Institute, along with families and friends.


Feel free to contact us for further information, to make any suggestions for what we could do for kidney patients or if you need any help.




Phone SAKA Secretary:

07719 787885

SAKA Facebook Group


Patients (and family members, friends, carers etc) who attend the Sheffield Kidney Unit or its satellites are invited to join this small confidential Facebook Group to share news and information.

Click the link below to visit/join:



There are two types of dialysis - peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis.


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have a series of videos on haemodialysis. Click on the links below to view these.




Welcome to shared Haemodialysis care

How you can become more involved in your own dialysis








Preparing your pack for dialysis








Lining and priming the machine.

How to prepare your dialysis machine.








Finishing your dialysis session.

What to do when your session comes to an end.








Patients on PD manage their own care, giving them more independence and flexibility.


For a more detailed description of PD you can visit the page on the NKF Website:

Peritoneal Dialysis | National Kidney Federation







During the coronavirus pandemic National Kidney Federation held a Webinar on Home Dialysis.



Click here to watch.

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