December 3, 2020

World Kidney Awareness

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organ-donation-awareness-week-2013-2-390x285 13 – Dialysis Unit Open House at  Cayman Islands HAS

 

The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority invites you to join in celebrating World Kidney Day, Thursday March 13th.

 

Stop by to take a tour of the dialysis unit at the George Town Hospital and learn more about Prevention of Kidney Disease 9-11am or 2-4pm.

 

Free screening for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol from 9am – 12 noon in that Atrium of the hospital.

 

See attached flyer

 

HSA_kidney day 2014

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Raising Kidney Awareness

From Jamaican Gleaner

Next week is being observed as World Kidney Awareness Week, under the theme ‘Chronic Kidney Disease and Ageing’ with the aim to raise awareness that chronic kidney disease can develop at any age but become more common with increasing age.

Internationally, a number of reports, including some from the renal registry, have identified lifestyle-related diseases diabetes mellitus and hypertension as the leading causes of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. In fact, chronic non-communicable diseases, including chronic kidney disease, continue to be a major financial challenge in the Caribbean.

Patients with chronic kidney disease have high rates of health-care utilisation, morbidity and mortality, and hence, constitute a significant economic and clinical burden to the health-care system.

Jamaica’s prevalence rate of chronic kidney disease is approximately 500 in every 100,000 persons. The working class accounts for the highest percentage, with more than 50 per cent of that number.

, consult-ant physician and nephrologist in the Department of Medicine at the University of the West Indies, said locally, they would continue the drive to identify, screen, treat and educate the nation.

Next week’s Health section of The Gleaner will look more comprehensively at chronic kidney disease – prevention, causes and treatment.

TO DONATE

To donate a kidney or become an organ donor: visit any major hospital and sign up.

In Jamaica:

For monetary donation:• The Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation – PayPal account on website kidneykidsja.com; email: [email protected]; Dr Maolynne Miller – 876-391-5680

• The University Renal Foundation – Mr Adeniyi Soyibo, 876-276-7186

• The Caribbean Institute of Nephrology – Mr Adeniyi Soyibo, 876-276-7186

For more on this story go to:

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140307/lead/lead6.html

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