In observance of National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) and the U-M Health System’s Division of Nephrology have partnered to host a World Kidney Day event. The event will be held on Friday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at U-M Hospital in the Dow Auditorium Lobby (located in the Taubman Center, 2nd floor, near the cafeteria).
Nearly 1 in 9 Michigan adults has chronic kidney disease, but most don’t know it because there are little or no symptoms during the early stages. Diabetes and high blood pressure cause approximately 70% of all kidney failure cases in Michigan. In most cases, kidney failure could have been prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle.
The NKFM will offer free kidney, blood, and depression screenings throughout the day. In addition to free health screenings, there will be prize raffles, patient care information, exercise demonstrations, kidney-friendly cooking demonstrations, and healthy snacks.
For more information on the World Kidney Day event, contact June Swartz at the NKFM at (800) 482-1455 or email@example.com.