Free Kidney Health Screening in Warsaw is August 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.
One in seven adults has kidney disease, according to national estimates. A person can lose up to 90 percent of kidney function before noticing symptoms, and many people in the early stages of kidney disease are unaware. Early identification can increase options for treatment and help people to avoid health complications.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease. Other risk factors include heart disease, obesity, lupus, a family history of kidney disease, and high cholesterol.
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.
The screening is part of an initiative funded by a grant from the William H. Thiel Trust of the Community Foundation of 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.