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Kidney Health New Zealand

If you are concerned about your kidneys, 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.

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1 in 10 people have Kidney Disease...

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1 in 10 people have Kidney Disease...

Kidneys are vital for good health

Early detection 
saves lives

Kidneys are vital  for good health

Better Kidney Health 
for all New Zealanders

Everyone has kidneys and anyone can get kidney disease. Early detection of kidney disease is key to reducing the impact it has on individuals, their families and the wider community.  We encourage everyone to get a kidney health check.  Next time you are at your doctor ask for one or come to one of our community prevention screenings.

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How can you save lives?

Your donation will provide free kidney health checks to increase early diagnosis.


Early diagnosis changes lives.


Latest New and Updates

Transplant recipient benefits from new one-day work-up

A new one-day renal transplant work-up programme (ODRTW) in Health New Zealand - Bay of Plenty | Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi has started paying dividends with a recent programme participant receiving their kidney after being assessed through the new process.

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Kidney Health NZ Events

It’s been a busy start of the year for KHNZ, with testing events throughout Aotearoa New Zealand in Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North, Christchurch and Hamilton. Here's a little run down of what we've been doing recently...

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Health professionals are warning New Zealand's kidney dialysis system is at breaking point.

A major report by Kidney Health New Zealand (KHNZ) shows Aotearoa's 15 dialysis units are struggling to cope with growing numbers of patients, too few treatment spaces and chronic understaffing.

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