World Kidney Day

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Join the dialysis staff on

March 9, & March 10, 2023

As we draw attention to

Kidney Disease by wearing green.

We Wear GREEN For You.    


Kidney Disease affects an estimated 37 million people in the U. S.

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our overall health and at reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide.  WKD is recognized on the 2nd Thursday of March each year.  

How much do you know about Kidney Health?  Our Kidneys are complicated and amazing organs that do many essential tasks to keep us healthy.  The main job of our kidneys is to remove toxins and excess water from our blood.  Kidneys help to control our blood pressure, to produce red blood cells and to keep our bones healthy.  Each Kidney is roughly the size of your fist, and located deep in the abdomen, beneath the rib cage.  Your Kidneys control blood stream levels of many minerals and molecules including sodium and potassium, and help to control blood acidity.  Every day your Kidneys carefully control the salt and water in your body so that your blood pressure remains the same.

Did You Know?

Your Kidneys:

  • Make Urine
  • Remove wastes and extra fluid from your blood
  • Control your body’s chemical balance
  • Help control your blood pressure
  • Help keep your bones healthy
  • Help you make red blood cells


What Can You Do for Your Kidneys?

  • Keep fit. Be active
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Check and control your blood sugar
  • Check and control your blood pressure
  • Take appropriate fluid intake
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t take over-the counter anti-inflammatory/pain-killer pills regularly
  • Get your kidney function checked if you have one or more of the ‘high risk’ factors
    • You have diabetes
    • You have hypertension
    • You are obese
    • You have a family history of kidney disease


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