This month is an opportunity to spread awareness about kidney disease, practice prevention methods and learn more about our lifesaving services available to those fighting kidney disease. If you didn’t know this already, kidney disease causes more deaths than breast cancer or prostate cancer and is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. It is 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!
The Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of organ transplantation and end-stage organ disease therapies through research, education, and innovation. They created the “Get the Facts! Get Checked! Get Healthy!” PSA which helps the public learn more about kidney disease prevention: https://youtu.be/YaPdONzcFuk
And April is Donate Life Month so you can check out FixingPaco.org to register as a donor and help save lives!