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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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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 14, 2024



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 800,000 people, and this year — with the help of the ASN membership — we are hoping to reach even more!

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

To participate in #SockItToKidneyDisease this World Kidney Day:

  • Wear your boldest and brightest socks on March 9.
  • Taking a picture of your socks to share on social media.
  • Posting your picture on Instagram or X with the hashtag #SockItToKidneyDisease and tagging both @ASNKidney and @NU_Nephrology.
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We're United 4 Kidney Health

Living a happy life with CKD. We provide treatment to reduce the incidence of CVD and offer all options to those who wish to pursue renal replacement therapy.

Kentaro Nakai

Fukuoka, Japan

My sister has experienced kidney failure, then dialysis, and finally a dual organ transplant. I have gained so much knowledge from her experiences and understand the importance of educating others.

Jackie Lindstrom

Gig harbor, United States

Let’s make home dialysis more accessible and more effective for more patients.

Eric Weinhandl

Victoria, United States

YES! I am united for kidney health.

Wacharee Seeherunvong

Miami, United States

I am a pediatric nephrologist from Arizona and I am 4 kidney health!

Ayah Elmaghrabi

Mesa, United States

Kentucky Nephrology Fellow interested in improving kidney health outcomes for underserved areas in the US

Mark Rudy

Lexington, KY, 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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