In 2013 World Kidney Day is focusing on Acute Kidney Injury. “Stop Kidney Attack!” We hope to raise awareness of AKI and stimulate discussion, education and policy development leading to improved prevention and treatment of this major public health across the globe.
Many people are currently not aware that their kidneys are damaged and they might find out too late. The need for dialysis or transplantation can be avoided if kidney diseases are detected early. As a patient there is something you can do—share your story and raise awareness of the risk factors for kidney disease - you might just save a life!
If you are a medical or allied health professional you are at the forefront of combating kidney diseases around the world through early detection and prevention approaches. Many of your patients may be at risk and we call on your proactive involvement. Start organising your WKD events today!
World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. Get involved!