The Dialysis and Transplant Association of Victoria (D.A.T.A.) is based in Melbourne, Australia. This year we are celebrating 50 years since a group of friends set up a self-help support group and created the ShoeString Newsletter for those whose lives are impacted by chronic kidney disease. D.A.T.A. members Darren, Ros, Ashton, Grant, and Yvonne reflect on some of the special impacts, memories, and achievements of DATA throughout the past 50 years.
We are especially excited to share news with the global kidney community about the Healthy Kidneys Education Project created by Filter Your Future. D.A.T.A. members want to reduce the prevalence of preventable kidney disease by educating children how to keep their kidneys healthy and avoid type 2 diabetes, the major cause of renal failure. Our project targets primary school children aged 5-12 years in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our school visits have been transformed into online lessons for teachers to download. On World Kidney Day 2022, our focus is on educating future generations about the importance of healthy kidneys.
This video was filmed in November 2021 for WKD 2022 and edited by Gosh Creative.