Our Commitment to World Kidney Day 2013

 
i heart my kidneys


Let’s Preserve Our Amazing Kidneys!

Fresenius Medical Care Indonesia heightened the public’s awareness on the amazing kidneys and how to keep them healthy on World Kidney Day!

Staff from our Fresenius Medical Care Indonesia office helped heighten the public’s awareness for World Kidney Day at Graha Surya Internusa. During the three hour event we offered free blood pressure and blood glucose tests and informed the public about good kidney health. There were plenty of free giveaways including healthy drinks and education resources for all age groups

World Kidney Day's (WKD) aim is to raise awareness of the importance of the kidneys to the overall health of the population and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

We interacted with over 125 participants where the average age bracket was between 23 – 50 years old. We found that 20% of blood pressure results and 10% of blood glucose results did not lie within a normal range indicating that early detection is crucial.

The public were enthusiastic to answer quiz questions and listen to our team talk about the kidney’s function.  Overall it was a successful day with positive involvement and feedback as they were educated on how best to preserve their amazing kidneys.  

For more information on World Kidney Day, please visit: www.worldkidneyday.org