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March is Kidney Month

Most people have two healthy kidneys (although it's possible to be born with one and live a healthy life!) Although, when someone is suffering from kidney disease and kidney failure, they will need a new and healthy kidney to stay alive.


Humans have been transplanting kidneys for over 70 years, and each year about 25,000 people are given new life through a kidney transplant. Sadly, twelve people still die each day waiting for a transplant.


Which is why celebrating #KidneyMonth and raising awareness about kidney donation and transplant across the U.S. is so important.


Two healthy kidneys

There are 90,000 people in the U.S. that are waiting on the national transplant waiting list for a new kidney. Those waiting for a kidney make up 85% of the entire waiting list.


For all of you Western New Yorkers, 90,000 people is more people than all of the seats at the KeyBank Center, Highmark Stadium, and Sahlen's Field combined. Think of all of those seats!


Looking for Local Support?


Are you currently living with chronic kidney disease? If so, please check out the Kidney Foundation of WNY. The organization is dedicated to increasing awareness and improving lives of those with kidney disease. They serve Western New York, including Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.


From our team at ConnectLife, we are sending love and healing to all of those waiting for a kidney transplant. 💙 We know it is not easy. Let's spread the word about the need for donors! Register to be an organ donor today and give hope to those waiting at ConnectLife.org/Register.

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