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    World Kidney Day
    Did You Know
    That Your Socks
    Can Help Detect
    Kidney Issues
    Help Us
    Raise Awareness
    And Empower
    And Honor
    Living With Kidney Diseases
    Will You Join Us?
    A World Without Kidney Diseases

World Kidney Day March 10, 2022



Post Your Socks!

The Northwestern University George M. O'Brien Kidney Core Center (NU GoKidney) celebrates World Kidney Day with their "Sock It to Kidney Disease" Campaign to help raise awareness and empower people living with kidney diseases. Working with kidney disease research advocate and hip-hop artist David Rush, who first suspected kidney health problems by how tight his socks would get around his ankles (a sign of water retention that could be related to heart and kidney function), NU GoKidney encourages everyone to show their socks on social media to demonstrate solidarity with David and others all over the world.

In conjunction with NU GoKidney, ASN encourages you to participate in the #SockItToKidneyDisease campaign by posting your socks on social media and tagging both @ASNKidney and @NU_Nephrology. The campaign aims to raise awareness of symptom management and patient empowerment for people living with kidney diseases.

I am delighted that ASN will be joining NU GoKidney in this year's #SockItToKidneyDisease campaign. Last year, we reached over 350,000 people, and this year — with the help of the ASN membership — we are hoping to reach even more!

Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN ASN President and the Director of NU GoKidney

To participate in #SockItToKidneyDisease this World Kidney Day:

  • Wear your boldest and brightest socks on March 10.
  • Taking a picture of your socks to share on social media.
  • Posting your picture on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #SockItToKidneyDisease and tagging both @ASNKidney and @NU_Nephrology.
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We're United 4 Kidney Health

Everyone deserves to enjoy a full life.

Omowunmi Afolabi

Chicago, United States

very much interested to work for prevention


kathmandu, Nepal

Together we can make a difference. Every element, science, technology, human endeavors, and religions.

Lela Tisdale

New York, United States

Let’s increase efforts to educate the public about living kidney donation, and to dramatically increase the number of living donors.

Matthew Wikler

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, United States

I am currently a general practitioner, but in the future I want to be a Nephrologist to help many people who suffer from this terrible disease.

Angel Natareno

Guatemala, Guatemala

I would like to Participate in the early detection of aki and cjd with artificial intelligence

Gregory Braden

Springfield. Ma, United States

We're United 4 Kidney Health

Join the Movement

ASN is joining the worldwide effort by leveraging the campaign we introduced at ASN Kidney Week 2021. Throughout March and this year, we will be shining the light on the ASN initiative, We're United 4 Kidney Health.

The "4" references the four priorities that ASN members and the kidney community deemed most pressing in our practices and care.

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