National Kidney Foundation plans screening – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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National Kidney Foundation plans screening

The National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York will host a free Kidney Early Evaluation Program evaluation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at The Presbyterian Church in Geneva, 24 Park Place.

This screening is designed to help identify and educate individuals who are at increased risk for developing kidney disease. It focuses on reaching those with known diabetes and/or hypertension, or those
who have close relatives with hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease, in an attempt to delay or prevent the development of chronic kidney disease.

Screening participants receive educational material, lab tests and referrals. The program is funded nationally through an educational grant from Ortho Biotech with lab support from Satellite Laboratories. Local funding comes in part from a generous grant
from the Williams Family Foundation.

While more than 20 million Americans have kidney disease, another 20 million are at risk, and most don’t know it. High blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of kidney failure.

Walk-ins are welcome and appointments may be made by calling Eileen Buckley at (315) 787-4580.