Kidney Health New Zealand

Kidney Health New Zealand

Better kidney health for all New Zealanders through early detection, support, education and research.


Your support will help us to provide free prevention screening throughout New Zealand. 1 in 10 (500,000) people have kidney disease. Yet most don't know it. That is because a kidney can lose up to 90% of its function without showing any symptoms. It caught early kidney disease can be managed to maintain the kidney function, stay healthier longer, and avoid the need for invasive expensive kidney treatments.

Kidney Health New Zealand want better kidney health for all New Zealand. We focus on early detection and treatment of kidney disease, support for people with kidney disease and their families, educate on living with and preventing kidney disease and promote the donation of kidneys and other organs and tissue for transplantation.

Founded in 1979 as a non-profit organisation, we have educated and assisted thousands of people with, or at risk of, kidney disease.

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1 in 10 people have kidney disease in New Zealand.

Anyone can get kidney disease and, because a kidney can lose up to 90% of its function before symptoms show, most people don't know it.

Is it you, your mother, father, sister, brother, or workmate? Getting checked is easy - ask your doctor for a kidney health check.

Kidney Health New Zealand is a national charity working towards better kidney health for all New Zealanders since 1979. Our goal is to reduce the impact of kidney disease by increasing early diagnosis and supporting patients and families. We do this through awareness, education and free kidney health checks. Our 0800 KIDNEYS (543 639) helpline provides free 24/7 support and advice on issues relating to kidney health.

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