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June 24 Community Conversations: Chronic Kidney Disease
Thirty-three percent of American adults are at risk for kidney disease… that’s one out of every three people! Black Americans and people of color have an even higher risk. Let’s talk about what symptoms you should be aware of and the gap in healthcare disparities. Led by moderator and radio DJ Tone Kapone, join our conversation with renowned nephrologists, Illinois State Sen. Robert Peters and kidney patients as we discuss racial disparities and barriers in receiving preventa
Doctor starts program to close the gap for Black organ transplant patients
From NBC Nightly News Studies show that 26 percent of Black patients waiting for an organ receive one and the number is nearly double for white patients. Dr. Dinee Simpson is one of 10 Black, female transplant surgeons practicing in the U.S. She started the first and only program in the country that helps African Americans receive organs. We are so proud to have Dr. Dinee Simpson on our Board of Directors! Her work is changing and saving lives.
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