March is World Kidney Month

If you noticed, our building, Hawaiki Tower, is lit up orange for World Kidney Month and March 12th, is World Kidney Day! More than 162,000 people in Hawaii have Chronic Kidney Disease and another 100,000 are at risk.  One in three people in their lifetime are at risk for kidney disease. Hawaii’s incidence of Kidney Disease is 30% higher than the rest of the country. As of February 13th there were 449 patients awaiting a transplant in Hawaii and 427 of those are waiting for Kidneys.

Of course there are a limited number of available organs for transplants if we rely upon cadaveric donors. Therefore, we are working on a Living Donor Project to try to reduce the number of people on the waitlist for a lifesaving transplant.  If anyone interested in finding out about being a living donor  they can call 808-589-5961 to speak with someone that has already donated a kidney about their experience.

 

UPDATED INFORMATION:

Friday March 13,2015, KEDS- Kidney Early Detection Screening
World Kidney Day Celebration & Screening
Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai Room 2nd Floor

410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu HI 96814
8:30am-12:00PM

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