Facts About kidney disease end stage kidney disease

 THE DEMAND EXCEEDS THE SUPPLY 

*97.000 people are on the kidney transplant list.

3.5 years is the average wait time for a kidney donor.

42,000 between the age of 50 to 64  are waiting for a kidney since 2017.

19.000 transplants were performed in 2016.

9000 kidneys were received from deceased donors in 2016.


*Source: DaVita Kidney Care


MORE FACTS   

  • Adults with diabetes, high blood pressure, or both, have a far greater risk of developing kidney disease
  • Heart disease, obesity and family history are major risk factors
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure and elevated blood sugar levels slowly destroy kidney function
  • Women are more likely to have kidney disease than men
  • People know they have kidney disease because they take blood and urine tests
  • Kidney disease can be treated and managed with lifestyle changes and medications
  • Untreated kidney disease can lead to heart disease and stroke

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 RESOURCES 

 https://www.facebook.com/Kidney-Donor-For-Ed-396382714274579/ 


National Kidney Foundation

DaVita.com

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