World Kidney Day offers screenings, prizes and education at University Hospital
Today is World Kidney Day. To celebrate, the U-M Health System is hosting “Chronic Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations,” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in University Hospital, Dow Auditorium (Towsley Center, 2nd floor near University Hospital Cafeteria).
The U-M Division of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan invite you to stop by for free health screenings, educational displays, prizes and more.
World Kidney Day offers:
- Urine screening
- Nurse consultations
- Prizes and snacks from local vendors
Information will be provided on:
- Clinical studies
- Wellness programs
- Transplant center
- Gift of Life
Did you know?
- Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer.
- 26 million American adults have kidney disease — and most don’t know it.
- Major risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older.
- Approximately 430,000 Americans are on dialysis and approximately185,000 live with a functioning kidney transplant.
- Of 120,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, more than 100,000 need a kidney. Fewer than 17,000 people receive a kidney each year.
- More than 224,000 people are currently living with kidney failure caused by diabetes.