DID YOU KNOW..?

Black Americans are 4-times more likely to develop kidney failure than White Americans

There are many reasons for the high burden of kidney disease in the Black community.
One of the major biological reason is a change in the APOL1 gene

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Why This Problem Matters To Our Community

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Kidney Failure is Deadly

1. 50 of 100 people that start dialysis today will be alive in 3 years
2. Black men life lost to kidney failure is similar to life lost to colon cancer
3. Black women life lost to kidney failure is similar to life lost to breast cancer
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Care for Kidney Failure is Costly

$40 Billion is spent yearly by US government to pay for dialysis
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Kidney Failure Disproportionately Affects Black People

13% of United States population are black, 35% of people on dialysis are black