DID YOU KNOW?
Almost 10,000 children and adolescents have kidney failure or end-stage renal disease and are 30 times more likely to die than healthy children
Chronic kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing
1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease
30 million Americans have chronic kidney disease, but 90% are unaware
The two main causes of chronic kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure, responsible for two-thirds of all cases.
To keep our momentum in Washington, D.C. and your state capitals, we need to share your stories. When we are asked, “Are there examples of a living kidney donor being discriminated against in…” or “Tell me about constituents whose lives would have been changed by earlier detection of kidney disease…” we want to share your story with them.
Have end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
Americans on the Kidney Transplant Waitlist
People with ESKD died in 2016