The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, a major voluntary health organization, is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and to increase the availability of all organs and tissue for transplantation in Hawaii.
Early detection may delay or prevent the onset of kidney disease altogether. Click on the links below for more information on NKFH's screenings and outreach programs.
Why are these screenings being offered?
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of kidney disease (>20 million Americans).
- One out of every eight adult Americans is affected by chronic kidney disease, here in Hawaii, one of of every seven is affected.
- Many people don't know they have kidney disease. There are sometimes no symptoms until late stages.
- African American, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders are at an increased risk for developing kidney disease.