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today is World Kidney Day!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

There are FIVE things you can do today on World Kidney Day....

LEARN your kidney numbers so you can make sure you have HEALTHY kidneys

GET TESTED - especially if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or family history of these conditions including Kidney Disease

Volunteer - the National Kidney Foundation needs volunteers of all ages and occupations, including health care professionals

JOIN NKF: National Kidney Foundation the NFK offers valuable benefits to members which include health care professionals, patients, transplant recipients, living donors and donor families

DONATE: Money, time or an organ

TODAY listed on the UNOS website, the United Network for Organ Sharing, there are 110,644 people waiting for a transplant. of that number there are 72,259 on the active waitlist.

NINETEEN OF US WILL DIE TODAY due to the lack of organs... will you think about signing up today?

Leader of Loving Our Kidneys Team


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CBEVNOW 3/13/2011 1:00AM

    Thanks Jen. Good advice.

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26M8J7 3/10/2011 10:42PM

    Thanks for the valuable information.

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IUHRYTR 3/10/2011 6:24PM

    As someone with diabetes, I always have a kidney test when I have a semi-annual blood test. Don't want to lose them. -- Lou

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