Welcome to For Kidney’s Sake, Inc.
A Social Service Providing Organization For Chronic Kidney Disease/Dialysis Patients
With obesity, diabetes and many other kidney failure risk factors on the rise, subsequently incidences of Chronic Kidney Disease leading to dialysis is on the rise. As with any illness there are often physical and psychological trauma that patients suffer, and with CKD many suffer from physical cramps, tiredness, isolation and depression.
At For Kidney’s Sake we have taken the initiative to develop programs that combat the issues of isolation, lack of socialization and depression for CKD/dialysis patients. From events to activities and trips, all of our programming is focused towards increased socialization which allow patients to live a longer, better quality lifestyle.
Knowledge Is Power - Get The Facts About Kidney Disease Symptoms & Management Today!
Chronic Kidney Disease Is The 9th Leading Cause Of Death In The USA
More than 31 million people suffer from CKD in the USA (that’s almost 10% of the total population)
African Americans Are At Higher Risk
The Chronic Kidney Disease risk for African Americans is 3.8 percent higher compared to whites and Asians' risk , which are 1.3 percent higher.
Life Endangering Side Effects
Diabetes and hypertension are the number one and two factors leading the Kidney Disease, respectively
Diabetes causes 38.5% of all kidney failures
Out of the total population that suffers from chronic kidney disease, 69% of patients suffer from severe depression.
Strain On Family
It is evident from the aforementioned facts that CKD is clearly a lifestyle changer, but it also has several adverse effects on both the individual and their family.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
Hello, FKS is at it again in 2018! We are partnering with The Rogosin Institute and hosting another Lunch, Learn & Live Patient Education Workshop in Manhattan on 2/16/18.
The topics include:
• Home Hemodialysis- an introduction to Rogosin's program with Home Monitoring
• Transplantation- Patient's perspective
Cornell Weill will also introduce their Transplant Program
• Patient Navigation- the role of the Navigator.
It will be a great day of learning and socialization. Please encourage those that could benefit from this to join us. There will be vendors and other guests. Please register ahead of time by calling (877) 275-8770 or contacting us.
For Kidney's Sake Needs Your Help!!
We are seeking Volunteer Advisory Committee Members
We are looking to fill the following positions: Treasurer, Grant Writer & Volunteer Coordinator
Please contact Angela L. Davis, President and Founder @ (877) 275-9770.