World Kidney Day
Are your kidneys healthy? The International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) seem to have the answer. These two organizations are responsible for creating World Kidney Day. Since its inception, education, evaluation, donation have been the main themes.
The 2006 World Kidney Day celebration asked the question: Are Your Kidneys OK? ISN and IFKF teamed up to make a difference.
It was created with the goal of raising awareness about kidney function and what to do if they fail. They aim to educate the public about risk factors and provide screening for those who are at high risk of developing Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The main goal is to prevent disease by teaching communities how they can keep their risk factors as low and manageable as possible.
Respectfully, World Kidney Day also focuses on donation. Transplant professionals use this day to inform people about the importance of organ donation. It is an important decision that families should not leave until the very last minute. Individuals can make their wishes known easily and can be identified in the United States by their identification. Donations can bring joy to those suffering from kidney disease.
Celebrations can take many forms around the globe, including free screenings and Zumba marathons. Are you involved in planning an event for your community? Participate in the celebration and learn more Are you aware of your risk for chronic kidney disease? This reminder will remind you to schedule an appointment with your doctor to find out.
According to worldkidneyday.org there are eight golden rules for kidney health.
Learn more about your kidneys to celebrate World Kidney Day and keep them healthy for many years to come.