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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.
#SockItToKidneyDisease is Trending Now. See Below for the Live Twitter Feed.

We're United 4 Kidney Health

Let's save as many people as we can.

Franko Castillo

Manila, Philippines

I am Medical laboratory scientist currently working with patients with end stage renal disease. Following my introduction into this area of specialty, i have become passionate about promoting knowledge on kidney health start with myself. i want to gather more knowledge to impact my community

Nkembi Ageboh

Buea, Cameroon

Remote Renal Care serves to Move Kidney Care Forward!

Sharica Brookins

Augusta, United States

I am united for kidney health!

frances bollinger

queensbury, United States

I am interested in rising the voice for "global equity in kidney care".

Kamal Ranabhat

Kathmandu, Nepal

Prevention is the best way moving forward



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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