Prince Daniel marks World Kidney Day

More than 850 million of the world's population are affected by chronic kidney disease. Prince Daniel is one of them.

More than 850 million of the world's population are affected by chronic kidney disease. Prince Daniel is one of them. Photo: Elisabeth Toll/Royal Court

Thursday 11 March is World Kidney Day, and Prince Daniel has released a statement to highlight the day.

Each year, World Kidney Day is marked on the second Thursday in March. The day was initiated by the International Society of Nephrologyexternal link, opens in new window and the International Federation of Kidney Foundationsexternal link, opens in new window. This year's theme is living well with kidney disease.

Prince Daniel has released the following statement:

"Today is World Kidney Day – a day to raise awareness of kidney diseases and those who live with them.

"Around the world, 850 million people live with chronic kidney disease. I am one of them. But I am also one of the lucky ones. My kidney disease was diagnosed in time, and after a period of dialysis I received a new kidney which had been donated by my father.

"Not everyone is so fortunate.

"Today, I will be thinking in particular about all those who live with kidney diseases, all those who are waiting and fighting, and all those who have waited in vain."

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