Addenbrooke's Kidney Patients Association

Kidney Patients Association (KPA) Charity

What is AKPA?

We are a registered charity committed to helping people with kidney conditions who are under the care of Addenbrooke’s Hospital. We support dialysis, pre-dialysis and transplant patients as well as their relatives, friends, plus the nursing and medical staff. It’s free to join our Association and you will be helping a local charity and strengthening the voice of kidney patients.

Welcome to AKPA

The Addenbrooke’s Kidney Patient Association (AKPA) is a small charity run by volunteers, thats is dedicated to helping kidney patients and their families served by Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. We purchase equipment and comforts not supplied by the NHS, for Addenbrooke’s Dialysis Units in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Hinchingbrooke and King’s Lynn.

The main purpose of AKPA is to help improve the quality of life for patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital who are suffering from kidney disease and to inform the public of patient needs. We are involved in a wide range of activities including occasional social events and talks by hospital staff on medical advances. The Association campaigns to improve conditions for kidney patients and to promote the Organ Donor Register. AKPA is a registered charity; over 98% of funds raised go towards helping patients.

We rely on the support of our volunteers

Addenbrooke’s Kidney Patients Association was founded in 1975 by a small group of patients; we now have members throughout East Anglia, the East of England and beyond. Our membership includes dialysis, pre-dialysis and transplant patients as well as relatives, friends, nursing and medical staff. We understand that a kidney diagnosis is life changing and how alongside the support provided by medical staff, AKPA’s help and assistance with equipment, welfare and peer support  is crucial to the wellbeing of those undergoing treatment.  

Your help in raising funds is vital to our charity

Addenbrooke’s Kidney Patients Association is only able to help, support and assist kidney patients and their families via funding from its members, fundraisers and donations. Please join, fundraise or donate today!

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Become a member and join us today

Addenbrooke’s Kidney Patient Association (AKPA) is free to join. Pop over the the membership page and join us.

The aims of AKPA

AKPA aims to support kidney patients through the provision of support and guidance. In addition to supporting the renal consultants with equipment that they need, we have helped individual patients who have been affected by the pandemic or by family emergencies. We also know that life needs to have fun in it, so we help organise and subsidise occasional social events and outings. AKPA’s whole focus is to support our kidney patients to help improve their lives and the donations we receive are all used for this end.

Nurses and other Staff standing either side of new equipment on Ward

Make a Donation Today

Your donations help us to provide financial and welfare support for kidney patients.