Welcome to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association

Shielding patients

As you are aware, the Government are pausing Shielding on 1st August.

 

DaBKA have purchased yellow social distancing lanyards from the NKF.

 

These are available free to local Dialysis and Transplant patients from Doncaster Royal Infirmary Renal outpatient department.  

Set up in 2007, Doncaster & Bassetlaw Kidney Association (DaBKA) 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 local 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 appropriate agencies. 

 

We provide equipment which benefits patients 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.  

 

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. 

 

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.

Doncaster & Basseltaw Kidney Association have donated £25,000 to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals in order to purchase 3 new vascular scanners. 

The scanners will be placed in each one of the local units, Doncaster, Bassetlaw and Dearne Valley.. The scanners will make a huge positive difference to the treatment of  many local patients. 

Membership

 

 

Membership is free, just contact us for more information.