Welcome to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association
Registered Charity Number 1123780
Set up in 2007, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association (DaBKA - registered charity number 1123780) 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 and Sheffield Northern General Hospital.
DaBKA is run entirely on a voluntary basis for the benefit of local renal patients. Every penny raised / donated goes directly to local patients. We provide information, emotional and practical support to patients, their families and carers. We signpost patients to appropraite agencies. One of our aims is to raise public awareness of the importance of organ donation
We have donated medical equipment which hugely benefit patients, equipment that is above and beyond what the NHS can afford.
DaBKA have funded many projects including: a TV in renal outpatients, urinalysis monitors, doppler scanners, vascular scanners, information leaflets and DVD's for new patients, day trips, social events and Christmas parties to name but a few.
We also provide local kidney patients with a free blood pressure monitor and fistula or transplant wristband upon request. These wristbands help alert medical staff that you are a renal patient with a fistula and or a transplant.
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. Grants can be applied for through your renal unit.
If you'd like to become a member, need any information or would like to get involved in any way, please contact us.