Kidney disease is a serious, long-term medical condition that touches the lives of many New Zealanders, but to the average person it is a confusing and complex subject. It can be very frightening for a person to learn from their doctor that their kidneys have stopped working properly, and that they may soon need dialysis treatment and perhaps a kidney transplant.
This document provides a source of authoritative, accurate information for New Zealand kidney disease patients and their families.
The second edition has information about the tool used to assess the health and suitability of people wanting to go on to the donor kidney waiting list.
To order hard copies of this publication, contact Kidney Health New Zealand.