Screenings

An estimated 15% of American adults have chronic kidney disease, but most don’t even know they have it. One third of the population is at risk for chronic kidney disease, due primarily to high blood pressure and diabetes.  

 

Early identification of kidney disease is important since lifestyle changes and medical management can stop or slow its progression to end-stage renal disease. Once a person reaches end-stage renal disease, he or she will need dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive. Kidney diseases are the ninth leading cause of death in the United States.  

 

Our screenings are free to participants and include a health history review, blood pressure test, body mass index calculation, blood glucose test, urinalysis, consultation with a health care professional and take-home materials. 

Warsaw, NY - Aug. 30

The Kidney Foundation of Western New York will offer a free community kidney health screening on Tuesday, August 30. The event will take place from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at St. Michael RC Church, 171 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569. 

The screening is free and no health insurance information or other documentation is needed. It includes a blood pressure test, body mass index calculation, a blood glucose finger-prick test, and a urine test. Participants will end the screening by reviewing their results with a medical professional.    

 

Walk-ins are welcome. To reserve a time slot in advance, call 716-529-4392 or email kallen@kfwny.org.  

 

The screening is part of an initiative funded by a grant from the William H. Thiel Trust at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. For more than a century, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has enhanced and encouraged long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501(c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas, and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Established in 1919, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations, and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at cfgb.org.