I’m wearing orange today to spread awareness of kidneys: the body’s unsung heroes! They regulate fluid levels, balance nutrients, produce urine, eliminate toxins, make red blood cells, promote bone health, regulate blood pressure, and so much more. Now do you see why I say they don’t get the attention they deserve? If you don’t already know your kidney function, PLEASE make an appointment to have your kidneys checked–it’s just a simple blood test. Thirty million Americans have chronic kidney disease, and most of them have no idea. [In the picture with me is my friend “the Comeback Kidney.” That’s what we named the kidney I donated to my son, which enabled HIS comeback 12 and a half years ago.]
World Kidney Day!
- World Kidney Day
Published by Carol Offen
I'm a living kidney donor--I donated to my son in 2006--who happens to be a wimp (I faint at flu shots). I'm passionate about encouraging living donation, and I figure that if I can donate a kidney, you probably can, too. I'm also a professional writer and editor. I recently co-authored a book, with a kidney recipient, titled The Insider's Guide to Living Kidney Donation: Everything You Need to Know If You Give (or Get) the Greatest Gift. View all posts by Carol Offen