World Kidney Day is observed annually on the 2nd Thursday in March. At the start of this holiday, 66 countries observed this date in 2006. Within two years, this number rose to 88. WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology(ISN) and the International Federation of kidney Foundations(IFKF). This holiday was intended to raise awareness about afflictions of the kidney; although many are treatable, they are a secondary medical concern of the greater population.


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World Kidney Day 2017


World Kidney day 2017 was celebrated on 9th Mar 2017. The most influencial people of the Dialysis centres are Dialysis Technicians. BKF honoured few dialysis technicians of various hospitals of Bangalore on this day. On this occasion Dr.P Aravind from Bangalore Hospital gave lecture on Role of Dialysis Technicians.



World Kidney Day 2015


The World Kidney Day was observed jointly by Bangalore Kidney Foundation and Rangadore Memorial Hospital (Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetam Trust & BKF initiative) at the Hospital's Dialysis Centre on 12th March, 2015.

Since the International Women's Day fell on a Sunday, the Women's day too was observed along with World Kidney Day on Thursday 12th March 2015. Shrusti-a Rajasthani Ladies Organisation participated with more than 60 of it's members in renal tests at hospital. 

Large corporate houses like Microlabs, Resergene Biosciences Limited, British Biologicals sponsored patient oriented services. Nutritional Biscuits and Protein supplements were distributed free to all the patients undergoing dialysis at the centre.



World Kidney Day 2014


World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held this year on 13th March 2014. The event provides the perfect opportunity to get out in the community and share the WKD message with friends, family and people you meet. It is also a chance to raise awareness of the importance to life of your kidneys, how you can look after yourself and the risk factors for kidney disease-you might just save a life!


The Bangalore Kidney Foundation cordially invites you to The World Kidney Day function on Thursday, 13th March 2014, at the Rangadore Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 1st Cross, Sankarapuram, Bangalore at 6 PM. High Tea will be served at 7.30 pm, and you will have the chance to meet the state's FIRST Transplant Person and the Lady who is on Dialysis for the last 10 YEARS!







World Kidney Day-2013


BKF marked this year's World Kidney Day 2013 on 14th March 2013 by sponsoring free dialysis to all patients undergoing dialysis at it's Dialysis Centre at Rangadore Memorial Hospital. Also BKF thanked and felicitated its supporters by awarding Certificate of Appreciation, with a shawl and momento for their support.




The donors who were honoured included:

  1. Shri.R.J.Mehta, who has been providing free food packets to over 75 patients twice a day and also donates towards free dialysis.
  2. Bhagini Samaj-sponsors free dialysis regularly and also motivates other donors to contribute towards free dialysis.
  3. Texas Instruments Foundation-Sponsors free dialysis, has donated a dialysis machine to the RMH dialysis centre and provides volunteers at the Dhwani-Bangalore Kidney Foundation Music Festivals each year.
  4. Samarth Foundation-is a fairly young NGO that works towards providing assistance to poor in education and health areas. Samarth Foundation has donated a dialysis machine to RMH Dialysis Centre and is never hesitant in extending financial assistance to the poor.
  5. Shirdi Sai Trust-has been sponsoring 100 free dialysis monthly since 3 years
  6. Arpana Seva Samaste-Enthusiastically collects donations through drop boxes at various city parks, small businessmen and individuals and through such collections sponsors free dialysis, Arpana Seva Samsthe has sponsored more than 400 free dialysis. It must be mentioned that a week prior to the World Kidney Day, Arpana Seva Samsthe launched a Collection Drive. The collection drive was launched by Shri.Shankar Bidari former DGP of Karnataka in presence of some well known film personalities from the Kannada Film Industry. For three days volunteers of Arpana Seva Samsthe went round parks where morning walkers visited and collected cash in drop boxes. The collection drive concluded on the 8th March 2013 on the World Kidney Day, when the entire collection was donated to Bangalore Kidney Foundation.
  7. Lions Dialysis Trust-has donated 6 dialysis machines and has also been extending support to Bangalore Kidney Foundation/RMH regularly in providing free/subsidized dialysis to poor patients.
  8. Microlabs Limited- announced sponsorship of 250 free dialysis and also donated over 1000 vials of 2000 K Eposis. Micro Labs Limited has been sponsoring free dialysis on every World Kidney Day and also making available free of cost large quantities of Eposis.

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British Biologicals also participated by providing free sachets of Reno-Pro–Protein supplement for dialysis patients.


World Kidney Day-2012


BKF observed the World Kidney Day on 8th March 2012.






BKF commenced a new project Total Care Dialysis, which is a rehabilitative programme for dialysis patients helping them in their treatment as well as providing them opportunity to revert to work and live with dignity. Shri. Anil Kumble, one of the trustees inaugurated the project by handing over the letter of appointment to a beneficiary. Booklet Know your Liver was released at the event in interest of public.A free camp on Diabetes & Hypertension was organised in association with Novo Nordisk.

Few photographs of World Kidney Day 2012


World Kidney Day-2011


BKF celebrated the World Kidney Day on March 2011.







World Kidney Day-2010


Some photos of World Kidney Day celebration ( March 2010).







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