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World Kidney Day on 13 March 2014

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The World Kidney Day (2014) Theme – Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Aging
The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Blood and Organ Donation Campaign (2013- 2014)

What is World Kidney Day?
If detected early, Chronic Kidney Diseases can be treated–thereby reducing other complications and
dramatically reduce the growing burden of deaths and disability from chronic renal and cardiovascular
disease worldwide.

  • Important to raise awareness about our “amazing kidneys”
  • Highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for CKD
  • Encourage systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD
  • Encourage preventive behaviours
  • Educate all medical professionals about their key role in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD, particularly in high risk populations
  • Stress the important role of local and national health authorities in controlling the CKD epidemic
  • Health authorities worldwide will have to deal with high and escalating costs if no action is taken to treat the growing number of people with CKD.
  • On World Kidney Day all governments are encouraged to take action and invest in further kidney screening.
  • Encourage Transplantation as a best-outcome option for kidney failure, and the act of organ donation as a life-saving initiative.
  • Monday 17 February 2014 – Lord Mayor Councillor Faruk Choudbury: Listen to the interview HERE

The Community Champions are Shahid Muhammad, Primrose Granville, Maureen Omondi-Rowland, Adebomi Olaitan, Aneesha Rashid, Paulette North and Farzana Saker.  Page sponsored by Bristol’s Plumbers. Got a Bristol blocked drain? Contact us today.

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