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Spotlight on Kidney Health (Kidney Health Week 2014)

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Free and open to the public, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts provides an educational public event that could save your life. At SMSA, in Mitchell Theatre, Daniel Gaubert and Stephen Anderson from Kidney Health Australia will disclose vital information on one of the most essential organs for your general well-being and how you can help them help you!

1 in 3 Australians have an increased risk of contracting kidney disease. Every day, 56 Australians die of kidney-related diseases. 11,446 Australians are on dialysis. 1,087 Australians are waiting for a kidney transplant. The statistics are alarming but in Pandora's box, there is also hope.

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Kidney Health Week (May 25-31) is Kidney Health Australia's national awareness week. Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit proponent of good kidney health, with aims to educate and inform the many Australians who are unaware of the detrimental effects of kidney damage. They have long been committed to helping children and families affected by kidney disease.

Also, with the support and donations of generous individuals and businesses, they have been able to significantly improve the quality of life for many individuals and initiate heightened awareness and guidance to reduce the spread of kidney disease in Australia.

For more on Kidney Health Australia and how you can get involved with Kidney Health Week, click here.

Importantly, kidney disease has no warning signs. It is possible to lose 90% of your kidney function without realising it. Prevention and early detection will save lives!

Spread the message. It's as easy as wearing red to work or to school. Or hosting a red themed party or BBQ and inviting family and friends to gather together. With a collective community informed with the danger of kidney failure, those alarming statistics can be in the past.

To get involved in this informative talk, just visit Mitchell Theatre at SMSA on Tuesday, 27 May between 12:30pm and 1:30pm.

For more information about SMSA, click here
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Why? Know more about your kidneys
When: Tuesday 27th May, 12:30PM-1:30PM
Where: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts : Mitchell Theatre Lvl 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000
Cost: Free
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