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Better Kidney Health for all New Zealanders

Welcome to Kidney Health New Zealand.  We are the best place to find information on how your kidneys work, more information on kidney treatment, find a support group or have a personal chat with our experienced nurse through our 0800 helpline.

We are here for you, if you are a kidney patient, family or friend of a kidney patient, a doctor seeking additional information on how to support kidney patients, or just wanting to know more about how the kidneys work, our website has information to help you to understand more about your kidney health.

We hope you find this site informative, interesting and useful.

World Kidney Day is Coming!

To celebrate world kidney day get a simple Kidney Fitness Check.  Ask your doctor for a

  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Urine test to check for protein
  • A blood test

Request a copy of your results and get to know your numbers!

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Together we can achieve better kidney health for all New Zealanders!


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Free phone: 0800 KIDNEY (0800 543 639) to speak to specialist kidney health professional.

Monthly Profile

KHNZ Update

21 december 2018

Research into kidney transplantation

31 october 2018

My name is Olivia Anderson and I am undertaking a Master’s degree at Victoria University of Wellington. My thesis is about kidney transplantation and I am interested in talking to people who have considered travelling abroad, or have travelled abroad for a kidney transplant. The aim of my research is to gather information on patients’ motivations and experiences. A key outcome of this study is to utilise the findings for preventative strategies in favour of increasing transplant opportunities in New Zealand. Although much more research will need to be done to help increase transplant opportunities in New Zealand, this study is an important first step towards that goal. If you wish to participate in the study or have any queries about the research, please contact me on for more information. All interviews will be confidential and can be scheduled at a time and place that is convenient for you. Thank you.

Latest Stories

Inspirational TED talk about Home dialysis<

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I guess you could say like most kidney transplant recipients I have some scars – both physically and emotionally. The biggest thing I wish people could understand about the illness of kidney disease is that it’s invisible to those who don’t know. And so in order to make it visible many of us in the community try to make it visible in many ways whether that be through their vocation, their sport, or even their art. My name is Matt and this is my story of how as a young male, a kidney transplant was the biggest gift I could ever have received. It’s a gift that keeps on giving and brings life to not only the recipient but those around them.

I have always known my kidney was a little special. Throughout my childhood I would regularly go to appointments and have my blood taken without really knowing why. This was all when I was a child growing up in Liverpool without a care in the world as to what might happen to my sole pelvic kidney I would call Billy Bob in time. Affected by reflux but working exceptionally, I didn’t really understand what this could mean other than I only had one kidney.

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News & Events

The Treatment of Kidney Failure in New Zealand - Available NOW

This book tells the history of the treatment of people with kidney failure in New Zealand. - FREE COPY FOR DOWNLOAD HERE.

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