Aspects of World Kidney Day
- The theme of World Kidney Day in 2019 isKidney Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!
- 1 in 10 Americans will be affected by Kidney Disease.
- Chronic Kidney Disease is incurable and will required life-long treatment.
- The cumulative global cost for dialysis and transplantation over the next decade is predicted to exceed US $1 trillion.
- Kidneys play an important function in the human body by removing toxic substances and excess water from the blood stream. This in turn effects blood pressure and chemical balance of the body.
Quotes on Kidney Day
I have friends who don’t even know I’m diabetic. I don’t hide it, but it’s the last thing I need to tell someone. I take my insulin with every meal and have kidney drugs twice a day, but that is, like, habit. That’s how I deal with it.
Australia, Australia, we love you from the heart. The kidneys, the liver & the giblets too. And every other part.
— Spike Milligan
I had no idea of the worldwide influence of it [the world’s first kidney transplant]. It expanded to other organs, multiple organs.
— Joseph E. Murray
In a manner of speaking, I can no longer hold my chemical water. I must tell you that I can make urea without the use of kidneys of any animal, be it man or dog. Ammonium cyanate is urea.
— Friedrich Wöhler
Many physicians would prefer passing a small kidney stone to presenting a paper.
When the patient dies the kidneys may go to the pathologist, but while he lives the urine is ours. It can provide us day by day, month by month, and year by year, with a serial story of the major events going on within the kidney.
— Thomas Addis
“Because the symptoms of early kidney disease are easily ignored, many people can have the disease without knowing it. That’s why it is important that people with increased risk for kidney disease visit their doctor to get tested. If kidney disease is diagnosed early enough, its progression can be slowed and sometimes halted with proper treatment.”
—Dr. Adeera Levin
“Increased awareness of organ donation combined with programs like the Living Donor Paired Exchange are starting to have a positive impact for patients on the transplant wait list.
—Dr. Greg Grant
“Kidney disease is under-recognized and incurable. Part of The Kidney Foundation’s mandate is to raise funds for critical medical and scientific research that may lead to knowledge breakthroughs that will change the future of people living with kidney disease.”