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Kidney Health Awareness
A group of patients, who all had kidney transplants in 2015, joined forces with Lanarkshire Kidney Association on World Kidney Day to raise awareness of kidney health.
The group highlighted the importance of identifying childhood kidney diseases.
Karen Casey, secretary of the Lanarkshire Kidney Patient Association, said: “The members of the association have all had kidney transplants so we invited all patients who had received a transplant in 2015. We were delighted when seven of them attended on the day.
“Spreading the word about kidney health is a cause extremely close to my heart as I received a lifesaving kidney transplant in 2014.
“My organ donor is the reason that I am here today and I would encourage everyone to join the register and to talk to their families about their decision.”
Members of the Lanarkshire Kidney Association gathered at Monklands Hospital for the awareness event. Your kidneys make urine, remove waste and extra fluid from your blood and control your body’s chemical balance. They also help to control your blood pressure, keep your bones healthy and help you make red blood cells.
Go to www.worldkidneyday.co.uk for more info.