Do you know 1 in 10 Malaysians is suffering from kidney disease?
There are more than 12,000 people in the waiting list for kidney transplant and only 22 kidneys were donated last year? That's how critical the shortage of kidneys in this country! Shocking fact, eh?
The theme for World Kidney Day (WKD) this year is Kidneys for Life' promoting organ donation and transplantation.
The World Kidney Day 2012 will be celebrated by organising WKD 2012 Run on 4th March 2012 at Dataran Merdeka, which is situated in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The celebration is co-organized by Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN), National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Transplant Resource Centre (NTRC) of Malaysia.
It will be launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin; with both Minister and Deputy Minister of Health who will be present too.
6 March 2012 – Health screening, health talk and exhibitions will be carried out at National Kidney Foundation for residents and working community in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, central region of Malaysia.
8 -11 March 2012 – Series of convoys with participation of Volkswagen Beetles Club from south of Malaysia across 3 states from Johor, Melaka and Negeri Sembilan to the central region of Malaysia (Selangor). Convoys will flag off from selected hospitals to selected shopping malls. Activities will be held during the convoys to raise awareness about organ donation and getting public to pledge as organ donor.
16 March 2012 – Cycling and walk event in Sungai Petani, Kedah
24th March 2012 – Speech Contest Form 6 Students on “Kidney Donation Saves Lives”, Dewan Syed Putra, USM, Penang
31st of March 2012 – World Kidney Day Run, Kota Baharu, Kelantan.
For any information about activities mentioned above, please log on to
1) NKF Malaysia website at http://www.nkf.org.my/index.php
2) MSN website at http://www.msn.org.my/index.jsp