New Mexico Kidney Foundation hosts a walk to save lives

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – There is an organization dedicated to help raise awareness for millions of patients and their families, what most don’t know is tens of millions of Americans are at risk.

The National Kidney Foundation is hosting the 2015 Kidney Walk to call attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donations.

With the increase in diabetes and hi blood pressure, two main causes of kidney disease, this disease is on the rise.

Twenty-six million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and millions of others are at increased risk.

CKD includes conditions that damage your kidneys and decrease their ability for good health. When kidney disease advances it may eventually lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant.

The NM Kidney Walk is being held Sunday, May 3 at 9 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Park.

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