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    1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease. What puts you at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older.

    Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very advanced. A simple blood or urine test can tell you if you have kidney disease. Remember, it’s important to get tested because early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.

    Attend one of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s KEY or KHRA Healthy program screenings and learn more about your kidney health!

    Find an event in your area. (Click here)

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    Interested in having the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland participate at your event?

    Click here and submit your request.

    Requests should be submitted a minimum of two months (60 days) prior to your scheduled event.

    What is a KEY or KHRA event?

    The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

    What does the KEY/KHRA Healthy Check-up Include?

    • Risk Survey
    • Body Mass Index (BMI): Height and Weight Measurements
    • Blood pressure check
    • Blood draw – for at risk-patients only.
    • Free educational materials
    • Opportunity to speak with a health care professional

    Who’s at Increased Risk for Kidney Disease?

    • Anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes
    • Anyone with a family history of kidney failure
    • African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders and American Indians
    • Anyone age 60 and older
    • Individuals who are obese (body mass index of 30 or above)

    What should you after I attend?

    • When you visit your doctor, share what you’ve learned about your risk factors for kidney disease
    • Follow healthy lifestyle advice
    • If you have any questions, call our NKF Cares patient hotline toll-free at 1.855.NKF-Cares (653.2273).