Give your kidneys a free checkup for National Kidney Month

Free Kidney Screening Offered by the National Kidney Foundation

Over 26 million Americans have kidney disease and most don’t know it. A quick screening from the National Kidney Foundation can help assess your kidney health.

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation is urging all Americans to assess their risk for kidney disease. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure, or are over the age of 60, you are at risk and should have your kidneys checked.

The NKF is offering a free kidney screening through its KEEP Healthy program on Thursday March 30th from 3:00-7:30 pm at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (3355 N. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55412). All KEEP Healthy participants will answer a brief health-risk survey and have their height, weight and blood pressure measured.

At-risk individuals will have their kidney health checked through a simple, onsite, ACR urine test. The ACR test can identify protein in the urine, which is often the first sign of kidney disease. Free educational materials will be provided and a medical professional will review results and answer questions from participants.

One in three American adults is at risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). Attend this lifesaving screening and give your hardworking kidneys a much-needed checkup this National Kidney Month.

To pre-register for KEEP Healthy, contact the National Kidney Foundation at 651-636-7300 x421 or kidney.org/keephealthy

Urine analyzers and strips provided by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information on kidney health, visit kidney.org.

 

Information provided by the National Kidney Foundation