Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
Hannon Partners with National Kidney Foundation to Spread Kidney Disease Awareness

World Kidney Day is Thursday, March 11 and Senator Kemp Hannon along with the New York Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation are asking community leaders to help spread the word about kidney disease.

“When it comes to treating kidney disease, early detection is crucial,” said Ranking Member of the Senate Health Committee, Senator Kemp Hannon.  “In fact, early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.”


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability to keep you healthy. If kidney disease gets worse, wastes can build to high levels in your blood and make you feel sick. You may develop complications like high blood pressure, anemia (low blood count), weak bones, poor nutritional health and nerve damage.


Chronic kidney disease may be caused by diabetes, high blood pressure and other disorders. When kidney disease progresses, it may eventually lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant to maintain life. Three simple tests that can detect CKD include blood pressure, urine and serum creatinine 


For more information on CKD, including early detection visit www.kidneygny.org or call (800) 622-9010.  


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Senator Kemp Hannon speaks about the importance of kidney disease awareness on National Kidney Foundation Advocacy Day in Albany.

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