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More than 50 Australians die each day with kidney-related disease – that is more deaths aily with kidney related disease than deaths from breast cancer, prostate cancer, road accidents and suicides.

Meet Grant - his personal story of living with kidney failure..........

Read more of Grant's story in our June 2014 Appeal letter & donation form>

You may be surprised to learn that I am 21 years old. My stunted physical growth has been caused by kidney disease, something that has impacted me my whole life. As a baby, I started showing signs of kidney failure at around 18 months old and doctors to this day aren’t sure whether I was born with it or not. I relied on medications to stay alive until the age of 6, which was when my kidneys failed completely and I needed a kidney transplant.

My mum had been planning to give me one of hers, but tragedy struck and I lost both of my parents just as I was preparing for my transplant surgery, and my older brother, Ash, and I moved in with a foster family..............

I am determined to continue to lead a good life and stay positive, with the support of Kidney Health Australia!

Give your gift of support to Kidney Health Australia to help us deliver our programs

We appreciate your financial support, as it enables us to maintain and grow our important work on behalf of our kidney community and ensures that we deliver on our vision ‘to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease’. We have set out below the various ways you can give us your gift of support. First, you can find out more about our various Kidney Community Support Programs> 

To make a tax deductable donation or arrange a monthly tax deductible donation,
simply phone us on
freecall 1800 454 363 and our friendly staff will assist you.

Click> to donate online-  using our secure system via ANZ eGate
Enter "Appeal Donation" into the relevant description box, located at the bottom of the form.

Please remember to complete the 'CAPCHA' section with the relevant letters/numbers, as this validates your identity and donation in a secure manner.

If you wish to mail your donation - print our June 2014 Appeal letter>
complete the relevant donation form, then post your completed form to us at:
       June Appeal 2014 - Kidney Health Australia
       GPO Box 9993 Melbourne VIC 3001

Talk with us about leaving a bequest in your Will to Kidney Health Australia

Find out more at Bequests and Wills>
  If you would like further information on including a gift bequest in your Will, or to receive a copy of our special booklet with other information on our work in our kidney community, contact:

Susan Sayer - National Development Manager bequests@kidney.org.au       
Or call Susan to speak with her personally on 03 9674 4302.

Request a book by post to:
Kidney Health Australia, GPO Box 9993, Melbourne VIC 3001 

Kidney Health Australia celebrated 45 years in 2013
For over 45 years now Kidney Health Australia has relied on donations from generous Australians like you to help us to deliver our important education and health services to the community, and support those affected by kidney disease. In 2013, generous contributions from our supporters have allowed kidney health Australia to:
  • Fund 18 separate scholarships and grants for vital kidney related research projects in University departments, medical research institutes, and hospitals throughout Australia.
  • Continue our Nursing Scholarship program that encourages nurses to specialise in renal nursing.
  • Fund our essential support services for people living with kidney disease, such as our National children’s programs Kidney Capers and Kidney Camps.
  • Give a record number of sick children with end stage kidney disease a holiday at our State and National Kidney Kids Camps, where they could socialise with their peers and feel ‘normal’.
  • Bring former Kidney Camp kids back to camp as mentors to share their experiences of growing up dealing with the disease Your kind donation will enable us to to make a real difference to peoples’ lives, however there is a lot of work ahead of us and we need your help.

Page updated on 5 June 2014

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Last updated: Sep 2014.