World Kidney Day is March 12!

Did you know?

March 12th is World Kidney Day!

Why a World Kidney Day You Ask?

According to the site above:

Chronic, non-communicable diseases (particularly cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease) have now replaced the communicable diseases as the leading threat to public health and health budgets worldwide.

The cost of treating these diseases can be very expensive which is why it’s crucial that prevention steps are taken to keep your kidneys healthy!

You can even hop over and take this test to check how knowledgeable you are about your kidneys.

A Perfect Match

One of Donate Life Illinois’ own transplant community members, Kelly, is taking World Kidney Day to heart by donating a kidney to her younger brother tomorrow! Kelly’s brother has had Type 1 diabetes since 1983 and is in need of a transplant. We’ll keep you posted when we hear how everything goes. In the meantime, join our community and drop her a line of support.

Last but not least, enjoy this little video to celebrate the occasion tomorrow:

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One Response to World Kidney Day is March 12!

  1. crystalj says:

    See Video of George and Ann Lopez hosting World Kidney Day Event:

    http://crystalj.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/world-kidney-day-with-george-and-ann-lopez/

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