The information in these booklets is produced on behalf of and with the kidney community, and that of the UK Kidney Association (formerly The Renal Association) and its partners.
All of our booklets are free to download by selecting them below.
Kidney Care UK, 3 The Windmills, St Mary's Close, Turk Street, Alton, GU34 1EF
(Please note: not all of our booklets are available as printed copies)
Anaemia and chronic kidney disease
Kidney disease can lead to a shortage of red blood cells in your body. This is known as renal anaemia or anaemia of kidney disease. Anaemia is more common in advanced kidney disease and affects most patients on dialysis. This leaflet gives more information about anaemia and its treatment.Download PDF
Cancer risk in patients with kidney disease
This leaflet explains the risk of cancer in patients who have kidney disease, are receiving dialysis or have a kidney transplant. It also explains what ‘cancer screening’ is and how you may be able to reduce your risk of developing cancer in the future.Download PDF
Haemodialysis access with an arteriovenous fistula
If you have chronic kidney disease and have decided to receive haemodialysis, you will need to have an arteriovenous fistula created. This leaflet explains what a fistula is, how it is made and how to take care of it. It will also explain the benefits and possible risks.Download PDF
Haemodialysis (HD) is a form of treatment for chronic kidney disease. It can be performed at home where it is known as ‘home HD’, in a hospital or a specialist dialysis unit. This leaflet explains how home HD works so you can decide if it is the right option for you.Download PDF
Inserting your tunnelled haemodialysis catheter (permcath)
If you are planning to have or are currently receiving haemodialysis for chronic kidney disease, you may need to have a dialysis catheter inserted into your body if a fistula or graft formation has not been possible or appropriate for you. This leaflet explains more about tunnelled haemodialysis catheters, also known as lines or permcaths.Download PDF