World Kidney Day is a day of raising awareness of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) – what it is and what is involved in treating it, living with it, and even detecting it and hopefully preventing it. 

This day is acknowledged every second thursday of the month of March, and for the year 2020, that fell on March 12, 2020. 

This year’s theme highlights the importance of preventive interventions to avert the onset and progression of kidney disease. 

To learn more about prevention, go to this page. 

 

 

Learn About Your Kidneys

The kidneys are complicated, delicate and important organs which none of us can live without. Although an amazing fact about our makeup is that we have two kidneys – and we can live with just one – still such a scenario of course places excess stress on the one kidney which remains working. 

They perform the life-saving process of removing toxins from the body, and replenishing the body with renewed and filtered blood, complete with the necessary minerals and molecules which help to regulate the  blood’s acidity. 

You can learn more about the detailed process of the kidneys and take an online quiz here

 

What is Your Role?

It is easy to take for granted the good health we have as a result of our hard working kidneys. 

One good way to take note of this is to first become aware yourself of the job that the kidneys do in such an amazing way. Secondly is to take action by not only recognizing World Kidney Day – but to continue to raise awareness throughout the year – and the World Kidney Day website has many great ideas and incentives to help you do just that. 

There are numerous downloadable items ready to use at your command, and others which can be adjusted according to your needs – based upon WKD’s guidelines and stipulations on usage of the materials (i.e. keeping the designated WKD official logo intact, as well as other related mentions and logos). 

You can access these downloadables here. 

Some of the downloads include, but are not limited to: facebook & twitter headers, website header, awareness campaign posters and more.