Free kidney screenings could save your life

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Research shows one in 9 Americans have kidney disease and African-Americans are three times more likely to get kidney disease.

Screening is key, and you can get a free screening tomorrow!

Raegan Johnson, who donated her kidney to her brother 13-years ago, and Suzanne McComb, the program manager with the National Kidney Foundation, are here to talk about the importance of kidney screening.

Johnson says that her brother, who now has a clean bill of health, wanted insurance when he was screened and diagnosed with kidney disease, and that her mom felt tired, was screened, and found that she too had kidney disease! Neither would have known about their illness without the screening.

Johnson is urging people to be screened, because it can save your life!

The kidney screening, held tomorrow at 12 PM, is free! You must be 18 and older and make sure to come hydrated. It only takes about 30 minutes and there will be nurse practitioners and doctors to go over the results with you.

The screening will be held at the New Church, 2817 Utah, St. Louis MO, 63118.

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