In the state of Maryland, 1 in 9 adults has Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and in the city of Baltimore, 1 in 8 adults has CKD. Chronic Kidney Disease is a condition characterized by decreased kidney function and leads to End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD), at which point dialysis or a kidney transplant is required. The biggest risk factors for CKD are diabetes, high blood pressure, and a family history of the disease. Currently, there are over 27 million adults with Chronic Kidney Disease in the U.S. and alarmingly, 70-80% are unaware of their condition. Our organization aims to provide a means of prevention and early detection of CKD, as well as raise kidney health awareness by partnering with the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland and with Drs. Daphne Knicely and Sumeska Thavarajah of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Nephrology. Our partnership focuses mainly on the joint conduction of free kidney health screenings and in Maryland, kidney education talks at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, and other community outreach programs.
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