FREE Information and Advice Sessions


SAKA is funding Information and Advice Sessions at the Renal Unit at the Northern General Hospital. Any renal patient can make use of this service, which covers benefits advice, housing issues, consumer issues, non-residential care, money matters, legal issues.

The sessions take place every Tuesday starting on 26 February and are for anyone with kidney related conditions.

For further details or to book an appointment:

Phone 0114 2502850 or



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We have been contacted by a Research Fellow asking for help. See below.



I am a Research Fellow at Cardiff University, working in the Cedar Health Technology Research Centre. Cedar has been commissioned by NICE to conduct research on the use of bioimpedance to help determine dry/target weight for patients having dialysis. This follows on from the recently published NICE guidance on bioimpedance for fluid management in dialysis.


Cedar are working in collaboration with another NICE-commissioned centre, KiTEC (King’s Technology Evaluation Centre). KiTEC are looking at the use of these medical devices in adult patients having peritoneal dialysis, whereas Cedar are assessing the feasibility of conducting similar research in paediatric patients having any type of dialysis.


We would like to find appropriate people to represent the views of patients in the design and management of these research projects

 Specifically we are seeking:

·         Cedar – parents of children with chronic renal disease who are receiving any type of dialysis, and/or young adults who have received dialysis as a child

·         KiTEC – adults with chronic renal disease who are receiving peritoneal dialysis, and/or have received dialysis recently.


If you think you could help, or would like more details please contact:



Dr.Sue Peirce ,








SAKA took a stall to the World Kidney Day event at the Central United Reformed Church on 8 March.

Here is SAKA Treasurer, Phil, with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Annie Murphy who is herself a kidney patient.





Have your say on organ and tissue donation

(Consultation now closed)


The Department of Health received over 17,000 responses to their consultation about organ and tissue donation. The government intends to change the organ donation system to an 'opt-out' system. This means people would be considered willing to be an organ donor after their death, unless they had ‘opted out’.


Look out for further news later in the year.







To read the latest Newsletter from the Sheffield Renal Transplant team click here










The first annual SAKA charity golf tournament held on Monday 30 October at Hillsborough Golf Club was a great success. Ten teams took part in the autumn sunshine and everyone enjoyed the day which raised over £870.

Thanks must go to the Golf Club, all the players who took part, the people who donated raffle prizes and especially to the event organiser, David Lilley.


Can You Help ? 

We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in fundraising and joining our committee to give us fresh ideas and direction. Could you help us assist kidney patients? 


For more information on SAKA, getting involved or making donations please contact Glynis Beattie

Tel: 07979 896151



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