Welcome to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association

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DABKA recently purchased a selection of games and past times for in-patients to use during their stay in hospital. Let's hope they will help patients to pass the time away. 

Set up in 2007, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association helps kidney patients, their families and carers live with renal disease, from pre-dialysis through to transplant.


The patients we help are mainly treated at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Dearne Valley and Bassetlaw Dialysis Units, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield and Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham. 


DaBKA is run entirely on a voluntary basis for the benefit of renal patients.  We provide information and support to patients, their families and carers.  One of our aims is to raise public awareness of the importance of organ donation


We give emotional and practical support to local kidney patients and signpost patients to appropraite agencies.  Our aim is to provide items of equipment that enhance the lives of kidney patients, many items are not available on the NHS eg: Peritoneal Dialysis Belts. 


 DaBKA have funded many projects including: a TV in renal outpatients, urinalysis monitors, doppler scanners, information leaflets and DVD's for new patients, day trips, social events and Christmas party to name but a few.


We also provide local kidney patients with a free blood pressure monitor.  Checking your own blood pressure is one of the ways in which you can help keep control of kidney problems and alert your renal team if the readings are different from usual. 


DaBKA offers small financial grants for patients in urgent need.  We have issued grants for essential items such as food and replacement essential white goods. 


Free fistula wristbands are available to our patients.  These help alert medical staff that you are a renal patient with a fistula, hopefully in emergency medical situation, this band will prevent the use of the fistula arm, thus preventing damage to the fistula. 


We always welcome new members to the team, if you are interested in joining the DaBKA team, please contact us.


DaBKA are a registered charity, number 1123780


If you'd like to become a member, need any information or would like to get involved in any way, please contact us.




Membership is free, just contact us for more information.