Our partner the National Kidney Foundation serving Colorado, Montana and Wyoming will be hosting free health screenings in Denver, Colorado during the next several months to identify people who are at risk of kidney disease. Currently, more than 26 million adults in the United States have chronic kidney disease, and millions more are at risk. Prevention and early detection of chronic kidney disease are vital in order to keep patients off the transplant waiting list, where 88,392 people are currently listed for a kidney transplant.
Screenings are scheduled for the following dates:
- May 20
- June 24
- July 28
- August 27
- October 1
KEEP (Kidney Early Evaluation Program) is a health-screening program designed to identify individuals at increased risk for kidney disease and encourage these individuals to seek further evaluation and follow up from a physician. KEEP is a free screening program designed for individuals at highest risk for kidney disease. High risk individuals include those with diabetes, hypertension and/or who have immediate family members with hypertension, diabetes or kidney disease.