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:

Kidney Transplant


A kidney may be donated from a deceased person with the consent of their family, or may be from a living donor such as a family member ( a blood relative or a spouse/partner) or from a friend or from an altruistic donor.


SAKA has funded a series of short videos which are used by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Thess cover all the basic aspects of having a kidney transplant, from making the initial decision through to the operation itself and aftercare.

These cen be viewed in any order. Click on the links below:





Where do kidneys come from?

This covers receiving a kidney from a live donor or a deceased donor, and explains how the pairing system works.









The transplant waiting list

This video explains how you are put on to the transplant waiting list and how the system works.








What happens after the operation?







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