This post is brought to you by The Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation (MNITF).
Kidney disease is a common killer- in fact, one in three Americans are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Kidney disease causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer and is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. It’s estimated that 30 million people in the U.S. are affected- but 90% of those with kidney disease don’t even know they have it!
So what can you do to make sure you and your loved ones aren’t at risk? The best defense is to know what to look for, which is why The Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation created the “Get the Facts! Get Checked! Get Healthy!” campaign to raise awareness about kidney disease prevention, the need for organ donation, and learning more about research, education and innovation at FixingPaco.org.
If you think you could be at risk- whether you’re having symptoms or just have a higher risk of kidney disease- there’s no better time to talk to your doctor to see what you can do to prevent- or treat- kidney disease because March is National Kidney Disease Prevention Month!
Coming up in just a few short weeks, April is National Donate Life Month. Did you know that you could be a living donor? Check out this completely heartwarming video about someone who chose to be a living donor:
To learn more about kidney disease, visit FixingPaco.org.