It’s World Kidney Day!

World Kidney Day is celebrated annually to help call attention to the importance of kidney disease prevention.

If you’re not familiar with kidney disease, I’d encourage you to hop over here to learn more. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes 0f chronic kidney disease. The good news is that kidney disease is very preventable if proper steps are taken to do a simple screening.

If you’re around Chicago, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is hosting comprehensive free screenings today in Oak Forest (details here). The American Kidney Fund is also hosting free screenings this Saturday in downtown Chicago (details here).

Check out these two videos below as well and help spread the word!

-Scott

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3 Responses to It’s World Kidney Day!

  1. Julie LaFrenere says:

    I am working today and just saw this. Is there a way to get a free screening near or around Schaumburg?

  2. Scott Meis says:

    Hi Julie, not that I’m aware, but if you can, the weekend event goes 8-12: http://www.wgntv.com/community/calendar/wgntv-kidneyactionday-0313,0,6038884.story

  3. Steve Handwerker says:

    My mom, Marilyn Handwerker, had kidney disease for many, many years. She received a kidney transplant on Dec. 1, 2000. Her birthday is March 12th. Because of organ donation and transplant, she had eight-and-a-half more years. Transplant works and it’s the greatest gift we can give to others.

    I don’t believe I’m at risk, but I would go for a free screening if it’s still available.

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