As your kidney function deteriorates, you may be faced with a choice of treatments for CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). These include a kidney transplant or one of various types of dialysis.

SAKA does not offer medical advice, but we have brought together some information which may help you to understand a bit more of what is available to you and may help you towards making a decision about your future treatment.


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals produce a range of leaflets covering many aspects of kidney disease and care. To see the list and download leaflets:

Ckick here.


NKF (National Kidney Federation) provide help for kidney patients via a telephone helpline, and by a series of leaflets which can be read on line or downloaded:

Click here for details.



SAKA has funded a series of short videos to be used for renal patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. 

Click on the links belowto view these.





Treatment options.








What do the kidneys do?






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