World Kidney Day Is March 11

World Kidney DayMarch is National Kidney Month, and March 11 is World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide.

The 2021 theme is “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere: Living Well with Kidney Disease.” The focus of this year's campaign is to increase education and awareness about effective symptom-management to improve patients’ health-related quality of life and self-empowerment, with the ultimate goal of encouraging participation in meaningful life activities. While effective measures to prevent kidney disease and its progression are important, patients with kidney disease – including those who depend on dialysis and transplantation – and their care partners should also feel supported, especially during pandemics and other challenging periods, by the concerted efforts of kidney care communities.

2021 World Kidney Day Campaign Materials

As part of the campaign this year, the #MyGr8Rule challenge – involving the 8 golden rules of kidney care – launches on February 8.

#MyGr8Rule Challenge

8 Golden Rules

World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations and is supported by various professional and patient organizations, including ANNA.

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