NKF Kidney Screening at Fresenius Kidney Care’s “Manage Kidney Disease From Home” Special Event
As part of the National Kidney Foundation’s (NKF) mission of early detection and early intervention, KEY screenings identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. No appointments are needed for the screening and any adult can participate. Lasting about 20 minutes, the screening includes blood pressure and weight checks, as well as counseling with a doctor and dietitian. Those needing to have their blood sugar and kidney function checked may have blood tests. Fasting is not required to participate. Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people every year than breast or prostate cancer. While 30 million Americans live with chronic kidney disease, most don’t know it. In fact, 25 percent of the 750 people screened locally by NKF in FY 2017 and 503 people screened in the first six months of FY 2018 demonstrated significant results. Admission to this event is free, but RSVPs are required by contacting Joanne at 302.521.5923. For more information about upcoming NKF screenings and outreach events, visit www.kidneymd.org or call 410.726.8732 to speak with Nicole Scharf, associate executive director for Maryland's Eastern Shore and Delaware. The National Kidney Foundation is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
Date & Time
- March 11, 2018
- 3:00PM - 6:00PM