Welcome to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association

Kidney disease is a non-communicable disease (NCD) and currently affects around 850 million people worldwide. One in ten adults has chronic kidney disease (CKD). The global burden of CKD is increasing, and is projected to become the 5th most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040.

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association are proud to announce the presentation of three mobile scanners which we have been able to purchase along with help from the hospital Trust. Seen here receiving them on behalf of the hospital renal unit is Dr. Ian Stott and some of the staff from the unit along with some of the fundraisers who helped with raising the money required, including Tom Thorpe from Endeavour Martial Arts, Staff Sister Vicky Fair lough and Rebecca Stevenson who couldn't attend. Many thanks to everyone who came along and the support from the members and patients and anyone who purchased raffle tickets or attending any of  our events which made this possible on behalf of the committee of Dabka. Sean Starbuck, Chairman of DaBKA, said: "We have supported the renal units at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals for over 12 years now. We'd like to thank anyone who donated, and those that have given their time over the years. We're just pleased that it will make a difference to local renal patients

Photo's of the DaBKA  Christmas party 2019 ❄️

hello i am dabkas elf ❄️

This is the first look at the new Sonosite Vascular Scanner which Dabka in conjunction with the Hospital Trust hope to purchase in the next few weeks. There will be three of these altogether one for each of the renal units and should make for a more pleasant experience for the patients when nurses need to locate veins for canulas or for fistula sites. The cost of these will be £25,000 to the charity, the rest of the shortfall being made up by the Trust. By law we have to ask our members if there are any objections to this purchase, if so could you please contact us and we will endeavour to clarify any issues you may have. Thank you to everyone who helped us rasie money in the past which has enabled us to make this happen. From all the committee members at Dabka.

Here are the results for the recent competition held in the renal unit. For the 15yrs and over, the winner was Linda.

This one was the winner for the under 15yrs category and was beautifully done by Maisie aged 13.

So the first prize winner in the under 7yrs category was this splendid effort by Bailey aged 5. All winners will be contacted by Dabka to collect a small prize. Many thanks to all who took part in the competition and well done to our winners.

A great fundraising event at Doncaster Racecourse, Many thanks to everyone who helped out raising just over £170.00 

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, Sheffield Northern General Hospital, 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. 


We provide equipment to benefit patients above and beyond what the NHS can afford. 


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.

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. 




Membership is free, just contact us for more information.