Useful Links to other Sites

This page contains links to various pages across the web that might help you find information. Just click the site logo and you will be instantly transported into a world where people know what they are doing!

 The National Kidney Federation
The UK's leading kidney charity. Run by kidney patients for kidney patients. A great source of information on everything to do with kidneys.
 City of Lincoln Council - Benefits Advice Team
The team is there to help and advise on money and benefits issues.
 The Kidney Patient Guide
A tremendous help for any new patient. This site has an unconventional layout but is one of the best sources of information on the web. This site is well worth a visit.
 The British Kidney Patients Association
Founded by Elizabeth Wood back in 1975 after her son Timbo was diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 13 years. At that time there was no national association concerned with the plight of Britain's kidney patients.
 The NHS
Where you will find all sorts of advice and help.
Another NHS site with plenty of information. This site has an interesting 'Quick Facts' section, lots of download-able information and a good source.
Kidney Research UK
Founded in 1961, Kidney Research UK is the leading UK charity funding research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease. The charity also dedicates its work to improving patient care and raising awareness of kidney disease.

 National Kidney Disease Education Program
Lots of downloadable information for any patient with renal disease. A well run site with links galore! Well worth a look.
 Your Kidneys and How They Work
Part of the US National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, this site has lots of information about how your kidneys actually work with diagrams and plain talking.
  Join the NHS Organ Donor Register
 You can do so by clicking the the picture on the left or call the Organ Donor Line 0300 123 23 23

National Kidney Federation

The Lincs KPA is affiliated to the NKF. This is the only National Federation run by patients for patients. They are based at The Point, Coach Road, Shireoaks, Worksop, Notts, S81 8BW, and can be contacted on 01909 544999.

They also have a national helpline number:  0845 601 02 09.

All members of the Lincs KPA will recieve the NKF magazine titled Kidney Life four times a year free of charge. It is very informative. Members can also request a free booklet entitled "Help I've got kidney failure" by Dr Rob Higgins, just ring the NKF Helpline.