What you need to know
Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. But despite continuing advances in medicine and technology, the need for organs and tissue is vastly greater than the number available for transplantation.
Transplantation gives hope to thousands of people with organ failure and provides many others with active and renewed lives
ARE YOU A DONOR
March is National Kidney Month
March is National Kidney Month, and March 13, 2014, is World Kidney Day. Cleveland MOTTEP is helping raise awareness about chronic kidney disease (CKD) , a condition that one in every 10 adults* (age 20 or older) in the United States has, as well as people with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who need dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Here are some ways to protect your kidneys:
· Regular Exercise
· Limit use of over-the-counter painkillers
· Maintain Healthy Weight
· Regular physician check-ups
· Maintain Healthy diet
· Know your family health history
· Regular blood pressure & cholesterol checks
· Become knowledgeable about kidney disease
· Avoid tobacco use and alcohol abuse
· If you are at risk, be tested
Throughout the year Cleveland MOTTEP has many generous donors who assist with our education programs. Without their support these programs would not have been possible:
Centers for Dialysis Care
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Eye Bank
Cleveland MOTTEP Advisory Board
Fifth Third Bank
Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
The Leonard C. Rosenberg Foundation
Maloney & Novotny LLC.
Mt. Sinai Healthcare Foundation
United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland
University Hospitals Transplant Institute
We applaud their efforts in saving lives within the Greater Cleveland community through organ and tissue transplant education.
You Have the Power to Save Lives
Cleveland MOTTEP educates the community on the importance of organ and tiscue donation. We do not procure/recover organs or have involvement with the national waiting list but we work collaborativelly with the local Organ Procurement Organization, For more info, contact your physcian.