05 Jun Life-changing Event to Help People Find Living Kidney Donors

living-kidney-dnr-ntwrk-logoJacksonville, FL (June 5, 2018) – Two sessions of a living kidney donor workshop are being offered for free on Wednesday, June 6th at theJacksonville Urban League on 903 West Union Street.

The Living Kidney Donor Network interactive workshop is led by living kidney donors and recipients to help people with kidney disease find living kidney donors.

Most individuals don’t understand that there is no cure for chronic kidney disease. When the kidneys fail a person must have dialysis or a transplant in order to live. The latest data from the United States Renal Data System (12/31/15) shows that 703,243 Americans have kidney failure and 87.3% are on in-center hemodialysis. In-center hemodialysis sessions are typically 3 days a week, 4 hours at a time and needed for the rest of life.

The latest numbers from the Florida ESRD Network 7 show that 8,405 people developed kidney failure in 2016 and now 30,504 Florida residents have kidney failure. 87.6% of these individuals are dialysis patients receiving in-center treatment at a dialysis facility.

Many dialysis patients will tell you that they’d love to have a kidney transplant, but there is a shortage of organs and a long wait. 4,720 Floridians are currently on the transplant waitlist. The average wait time is 3-5 years, and in some cases up to 10 years. The Living Kidney Donor Network interactive workshop is designed to help people with kidney disease skip the deceased donor waitlist by looking for living kidney donors.

DCI has partnered with the Living Kidney Donors Network and the Jacksonville Urban League to host two sessions of a FREE living kidney donor workshop. The goal is for attendees to leave with a plan to begin looking for a living kidney donor.

The workshop is held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at two separate times, either: 9:00 – 11:30 AM    or    12:00 – 2:30 PM

The meeting will be held at the Jacksonville Urban League on 903 West Union Street in Jacksonville, FL 32204.

Class size is limited to 25 – 30. Individuals who want to attend should call Harvey Mysel at 312-473-3772 or email harvey@LKDN.org.


Living Kidney Donors Network

a Nonprofit 501(c)3 Organization   Phone 312-473-3772

info@LKDN.org  |   www.LKDN.org  |  http://www.facebook.com/LivingKidneyDonorsNetwork

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People with kidney disease deserve the best care and hope for a better life. DCI is the only national healthcare provider that delivers comprehensive care along the entire continuum of kidney disease. As a non-profit provider since its inception in 1971, DCI has consistently put patients first. DCI provides the best care among national kidney care providers and invests a substantial portion of its resources to improve this care. With more than 240 outpatient dialysis clinics in 28 states, DCI is the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, DCI employs over 5,000 people serving approximately 15,000 patients on dialysis and over 4,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. DCI’s services include in-center hemodialysis, home therapies and partnerships with hospitals to provide in-patient care. The United States Renal Data System has found DCI to have the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among national dialysis providers since 2002. DCI operates under the mission “We are a non-profit service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.” For more information visit www.dciinc.org.

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