Welcome to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association

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.  DaBKA have funded many projects including: a TV in renal outpatients, urinalysis monitors, doppler scanners, information leaflet 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. 

 

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. 

 

This year we are launching an appeal for an infra red unit to help heal skin and fistulas.  More information to follow shortly.

 

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

When you become a member of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Kidney Association, you will receive a regular newsletter and automatically become a member of the National Kidney Federation.

 

Membership is free, just contact us for more information.