PLEASE SUPPORT - KM’S FOR KIDNEYS
Rachael Walker and Caron Schollum (HB Renal Unit) are seeking your support for Km’s for Kidneys which will be fundraising and raising awareness for Kidney Health New Zealand a non profit organisation reliant on public support which provides education, support and raises awareness of Kidney Disease in New Zealand.
Rachael and Caron will be wearing KHNZ “Are your kidney’s OK?” clothing when they run the Auckland Marathon on October 28 2012.
“New Zealand has one of the worst organ donation rates. We want to see that change. If we can stimulate the community to begin conversations about organ donation in a positive way we are hopeful this will eventually lead to higher organ donation rates in New Zealand. Increasing awareness of kidney disease will also encourage people check their kidney health, especially those who have high risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Early detection is really important”.
In taking part in the marathon we are acknowledging the tough journey those with chronic kidney disease often face. Friends and whanau often wish there was something they could do to help. Supporting Km’s for Kidneys campaign is one way to achieve this”.
Rachael is also completing the Iron Maori in December. This is a Half Iron Man (2km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.6km run) in support of Km’s for Kidneys.
They need your support in sponsoring them per kilometre completed or simply a one off donation. If you are willing to sponsor Rachael, Caron and Kidney Health NZ please deposit your donation into
KHNZ bank account: National Bank 06 0501 0280602 00 ref: KM’s
GST NO: 69-442-005
Congratulations to Craig Whitaker, aka One Kidney, who managed to pass 2307 runners after starting last and completing the Auckland marathan. Craig was raising money and awareness for Kidney Health New Zealand. A mightly effort. Thank you Craig.
Clare Beckett and Sheryl Sparkes, Kidney Transplant Co-ordinators for Wellington speak at the Kidney Information Forum held in Porirua in October 2011.
Children from a local school perform for those attending the Kidney Information Forum in Porirua October 2011.
2010 World Kidney Day
Kidney Health NZ and staff from Wellington Hospital spent a day in Parliament recently taking parliamentarians blood pressures and urine protein tests to test kidney function.
We were kept very busy taking over 100 blood and protein tests.
Carmel Gregan-Ford, Education Manager for Kidney Health NZ taking the blood pressure of MP Amy Adams.
Miranda Walker, Renal Nurse, taking the blood pressure of MP Simon Bridges.
Hon Tau Henare having his blood pressure taken.
Hon Mita Ririnui having his blood pressure taken.
2010 World Kidney Day
Kidney Health New Zealand and staff from Auckland DHB Renal Unit had a stand at Pasifika 2010 in Auckland where more than 200,000 people attended. Staff were kept busy taking blood pressures and raising awareness to one of our high risk groups.
Staff member taking a blood pressure, one of the checks for kidney disease. Pacific and Maori people have a high incidence of diabetes and as a consequence kidney disease.
Kidney Health New Zealand's Renal Nurses Conference 09
The Renal Nurses Conference was held the weekend of 4-6 September 09
in Auckland at the Heritage Hotel. 40 Senior Renal Nurses from throughout NZ attended the Annual Conference run by Kidney Health New Zealand's Education Manager, Carmel Gregan-Ford
We were fortunate enough to have some excellent speakers
Nick Polaschek, Senior Project Manager from the Ministry of Health talked about the National Renal Service Project currently underway
Judith Dee, Diabetes Nurse Specialist from Counties Manukau DHB talked about Diabetes and Kidney Disease and managing the growing problem.
The Senior Renal Nurses getting ready for action at our 2009 Conference