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@KidneysDontKid | mykidneys.com

OUR MISSION
EDUCATE INFLUENCE DETECT
Texans about the Texans to get their kidney disease earlier, decreasing the
risk of kidney FREE SCREENINGS number of Texans suffering from kidney
disease failure or end stage renal disease

QUICK FACTS ABOUT KIDNEY DISEASE


KIDNEY DISEASE is known as a ‘SILENT DISEASE’ because it often has no
symptoms and can go undetected until advanced stages.
The two leading causes of kidney disease are DIABETES & HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

People of AFRICAN AMERICAN & HISPANIC descent are at increased risk for
developing kidney disease.

Additional major risk factors include FAMILY HISTORY of kidney failure,


being 60 OR OLDER, HEART DISEASE and OBESITY.

KIDNEY DISEASE AFFECTS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ETHNICITIES.

The portion of adults in Heart Disease is the most common


Bexar County who have cause of death among people who
diabetes has steadily have kidney disease and is also the
increased in recent years. leading cause of death in Bexar County.
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KIDNEY DISEASE BY THE NUMBERS


1 in 3 American adults 1 in 7 American adults
is at risk for chronic 1 in 3 adults with has chronic kidney disease
kidney disease diabetes has chronic
kidney disease

9 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE THAT HAVE KIDNEY DISEASE DON’T KNOW THEY HAVE IT

30,000,000
AMERICAN 50,308 The median WAIT TIME for an individual’s
1st kidney transplant is 3.6 YEARS
ADULTS TEXANS
are estimated are receiving dialysis
to have chronic treatments as a
kidney disease means of survival EVERY 14 MINUTES
someone is added to the kidney transplant list

18% of Bexar County’s Bexar County’s 18%


population is diabetic, the leading
cause of kidney disease, compared Texas average of 10.6%

to the Texas average of 10.6% &


the national average of 7%
national average of 7%

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