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Kidney Health New Zealand

If you are concerned about your kidneys, are a kidney patient, family or friend of a kidney patient, a doctor seeking additional information on how to support kidney patients, or just wanting to know more about how the kidneys work, our website has information to help you to understand more about your kidney health.

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1 in 10 people have Kidney Disease...

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1 in 10 people have Kidney Disease...

Kidneys are vital for good health

Early detection 
saves lives

Kidneys are vital  for good health

Better Kidney Health 
for all New Zealanders

Everyone has kidneys and anyone can get kidney disease. Early detection of kidney disease is key to reducing the impact it has on individuals, their families and the wider community.  We encourage everyone to get a kidney health check.  Next time you are at your doctor ask for one or come to one of our community prevention screenings.

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How can you save lives?

Your donation will provide free kidney health checks to increase early diagnosis.


Early diagnosis changes lives.


Latest New and Updates

Poverty is the main reason people are selling their kidneys

Poverty is the main motivator prompting people to sell a kidney, according to Australian and international researchers who say many people who choose to sell a kidney are unaware of the potential health risks.

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ODNZ Donation Story

He hadn’t driven for more than a decade, so I couldn’t check his driver’s license to see if he had registered as a donor, but he was a great believer in public service and doing the “right thing”.

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Transplant recipient benefits from new one-day work-up

A new one-day renal transplant work-up programme (ODRTW) in Health New Zealand - Bay of Plenty | Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi has started paying dividends with a recent programme participant receiving their kidney after being assessed through the new process.

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