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
  • Dialysis
  • 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.

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