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Welsh Kidney Patients Association

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Welsh Kidney Patients Association(WKPA) is an independent registered charity,which is dependant on donations,gifts or grants.It is the patients' own organisation covering the whole of Wales,with more than 2,000 members.It is run by patients and carers for patients for carers. We have been an all-volunteer group since 1982 and a registered since 1995.
The charity is administered by its honorary officers and a management committee,who are trustees of the charity.They are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting held in October.
Membership is FREE and open to all pre- dialysis,dialysis and kidney transplant patient and their carers.

What we do: The Association encourages setting up local self-help/support groups for patients,their families and friends to share information and experiences.There is also a Befriender Service available at UHW Cardiff and Morriston Hospital Swansea for patients in need of support.
"Kidney Matters Wales" the WKPA's in house magazine is issued free of charge to more than 1500 renal patients in Wales and is sent to every renal unit in Wales.
Renal disease can mean that patients experience financial difficulties due to ill health. We provide financial support through our Welfare Fund,for those patients who have trouble in meeting one-off expenditure relating to their treatment which cannot be met by any other means.
The WKPA liaises with Hospital Dialysis Units,the Transplant Unit and other support services to help improve the facilities and service provided for people in Wales with renal failure.

Charity No: 1050907

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