Drink a Glass of Water for World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day (Thursday 9 March 2017) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March. Every year, countless local, national and international events are organised by kidney charities, health and social care professionals, patient groups and individuals who want to make a difference.

Did you know? Your Kidneys…

  • Make urine
  • Remove waste and extra fluid from your blood
  • Control your body’s chemical balance
  • Help control your blood pressure
  • Help keep your bones healthy
  • Help you make red blood cells

At  the School of Social Sciences, the Wales Kidney Research Unit led by Prof Jane Noyes supports researchers to explore the health and social care of people living with kidney disease.

 Prof Jane Noyes raises a glass for World Kidney Day. Prof Jane Noyes raises a glass for World Kidney Day.Prof Jane Noyes explained: “My current work with the Wales kidney Research Unit involves promoting research into the health and social care aspects of living with kidney disease. I’m so pleased to be able to encourage everyone to join the ‘drink a glass of water’ campaign to prevent kidney disease in support of World Kidney Day. 

Drinking water is essential for the kidneys to function. Many people do not drink enough water each day. If the kidneys do not function properly, waste products and excess fluid can build up inside the body. 

In raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys we hope to improve our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health and social care problems worldwide.

Please show your support and spread the word!

Why not drink a glass of water and show your support on twitter #@kidneydayUK

Or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldkidneydayuk

Photo booth

The World Kidney Day “Photo Booth” app allows you to create a unique image to share and show your support  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.wkd

Publication date: 9 March 2017