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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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ANZSN statement of support of Kidney Health NZ

ANZSN strongly supports KHNZ’s call for the New Zealand Government to not only urgently address the haemodialysis capacity crisis, but also long term planning and implementation of adequate resourcing to provide optimal kidney health for all people.

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Organ donation vital topic to discuss with family

March is National Kidney Month - the perfect time to have a conversation about organ donation, Kidney Health New Zealand and Organ Donation New Zealand say.

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Have THE Conversation This National Kidney Month

Donating an organ may not be your typical dinner table conversation, but Organ Donation New Zealand and Kidney Health New Zealand are hoping to change that.

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How to avoid midlife kidney function decline

With a few lifestyle changes, we can take better care of our kidneys and avoid a decline in their function in midlife.

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A kidney for Christmas

Every year, a handful of New Zealanders donate one of their kidneys to a total stranger. Alex Casey meets one of them.

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Man whose life was saved by brother's kidney urges others to consider same 'gift'

Brothers Gabor​ and Zoltan Flamis​ have been best friends their whole lives. Now in their 30s and 40s they're closer than ever, after a life-changing gift. On September 22, 2021​, when Gabor – a father to a 3-year-old​ – had barely any kidney function left, Zoltan donated a kidney to him, in one of 85​ live kidney donations in Aotearoa last year. More than a year on, the brothers now advocate for live organ donation, and want to raise awareness that those who choose to donate can both save a life, and live a full life of their own.

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Game-changing' new technique in kidney transplants could help ethnic minorities get help faster

A new technique described as potentially "game-changing" in kidney transplants has been developed by scientists from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. It could assist with Māori and Pacific peoples, who are less likely to receive a kidney transplant here in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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