We’re here to help you during these difficult times. Our Kidney Helpline can answer your kidney health queries, COVID-19 questions and help connect you to services. Call today on 1800 454 363 or email Kidney.Helpline@kidney.org.au
We are part of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology COVID-19 National Working Group which is responding to the COVID-19 Crisis – we will ensure the needs and concerns of patients are being heard, and that the information we bring you is up to date and backed by the clinical community.
It is best advised that you speak with your treating doctor about the COVID-19 vaccine and what will be best for your health. We have written to the Australian Government to make them aware that kidney patients are a priority group. We support the following information and recommendations for people living with kidney disease as made by the COVID-19 National Transplantation and Donation Rapid Response Taskforce, read here.Download the media release: People with kidney disease and kidney transplants urged to get the COVID-19 vaccine
We're hosting regular webinars for health professionals to help inform them on how to care for kidney patients during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more.
There is a large amount of unverified information circulating on social media. It is important that you seek information on coronavirus from trusted sources.
Visit the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Information Page. This page is regularly updated with the latest information.
If you have questions about coronavirus please call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The WHO has a large range of global resources and information visit the World Health Organisation Advice for the Public Page.
Health professionals can get up-to-date information and best practice care advice on the COVID-19 Evidence website.
Transplant Australia have resources, videos and updates on staying safe with your transplant visit their website.