Kidney Kids Scotland was founded as a Charitable Trust in 2000 and is the ONLY Scottish Charity supporting children with renal/urology illness and their families. The main aim of the charity is to enable children to receive treatment as close to home as possible and minimize disruption to their family unit.
The charity works closely and relies on the expertise of consultants, medical and welfare personnel to identify where help is most needed. Kidney Kids Scotland supports hospitals all over Scotland by supplying them with much needed equipment and funding for posts recognised as being essential. Our main support goes to The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow as this is the centre of excellence for children with renal illness. It is the only hospital in Scotland to perform paediatric haemodiaysis and transplantation. Kidney Kids Scotland has supplied EVERY haemodialysis machine used within this unit.
In addition our Trustees believe that no family should have to worry unduly over financial problems whilst also worrying about a sick child. We therefore do our utmost to support these families in any way we can – this can often be helping them with much needed financial assistance putting them in contact with another family with similar problems or just a listening ear.
Since the charity’s inception in July 2000 well over 1.6 million has been given directly towards the treatment of children in Scotland who suffer from renal/urology problems. Kidney disease has no cure and the only way to prolong life is by treating with dialysis or transplantation. This is a disease the child and their family have to learn to live with. These families come from all over Scotland.