Kidney Facts - Baltimore Sun alt="dialysis jobs"     • More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most don't know it. • Half of Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. • Currently, one in eight Marylanders has kidney disease, and thousands remain at risk. • 96,000 people nationally are lined up for kidney transplants fewer while 17,000 receive one each year and about 4,500 die waiting • One in three Americans over age 20 – 73 million people – are at risk for kidney disease. •10-12 Marylanders die daily awaiting a life-saving organ. • Approximately 2,065 Marylanders await a kidney for transplantation. • Nationally, nearly 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month. • Over 60 percent of dialysis patients in Maryland are African American. • 151 of the 550 people screened last year by NKF-MD demonstrated significant results. • Diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure are the leading risk factors for kidney failure. Disease preventionKidney disease can be detected early through simple screening. • Knowing your numbers for blood pressure, sugar (blood glucose) and creatinine. Foundation factsThe National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is the area's only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases. • The organization improves the health and well-being of patients and families affected by these diseases, and increases the availability of organs for transplant. • It also funds medical research, conducts public education, provides free health screenings and offers emergency financial assistance to low-income dialysis and transplant patients

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