Staff and trained volunteers are available to speak to your employees, church group, school, or organization about the signs, symptoms, and causes of kidney disease. Presentations can be tailored to fit the needs of your group.request
These interactive fairs are designed for outreach to provide basic preventive education and medical screenings to community members. Invite the Kidney Foundation of Ohio to attend a health fair by clicking the request below.request
World Kidney Day is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health, and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems.more info
Nearly 125,000 people are currently on the national waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. One organ donor can save eight lives, while one tissue donor can improve the lives of more than 50 people. Give the gift of life!register
Healthy Teens, Healthy Tomorrow: Teen Summit
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio recognizes the fundamental needs of children and family members affected by kidney failure and related complications. While the medical community is successful in addressing the needs of these individuals upon or following diagnosis, barriers remain to accessing routine and preventative health care.
Healthy Teens, Healthy Tomorrow: Teen Summit offers minority teens comprehensive education and information regarding positive lifestyle choices and risk factors contributing to chronic illness. In conjunction with Cleveland MOTTEP (Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program) teens are educated on nutrition and wellness, body and kidney health, and donation/transplantation.
Educating patients on Chronic Kidney Disease and related complications is a critical part of care. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about kidney disease and related disorders, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio can provide literature on a variety of renal topics. See list below for some of our educational materials:
Myths and misconceptions about organ donation prevent many people from deciding about or discussing organ and tissue donation. Organ donation is the process of giving an organ, or a part of an organ, for the purpose of transplantation.
A national computer system and strict standards are in place to ensure ethical and fair distribution of organs. Organs are matched by blood and tissue typing, organ size, medical urgency, waiting time and geographic location (United Network for Organ Sharing). Kidney Foundation staff and volunteers continue to educate the community on donation and transplantation. Register to become an organ donor.register