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World Kidney Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1621: tabled on 10 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that World Kidney Day takes place on Thursday 11 March 2021 on the theme of living well with kidney disease; recognises that people living with Chronic Kidney Disease are particularly vulnerable to covid-19 and have faced difficulty in accessing treatment, in attending life-maintaining dialysis sessions and have struggled with their mental health; commends the important work charities, such as Kidney Care UK, have done to support kidney patients throughout the pandemic and raise awareness of issues facing vulnerable patients; further recognises that only a small number of life-saving kidney transplants have been able to take place as health systems have not been able to support them safely during the covid-19 outbreak; and calls on the Government to ensure that the backlog of transplants will be reduced as the NHS begins to recover from the outbreak.