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Kidney Health Month is run by Kidney Health New Zealand and is timed for March to coincide with World Kidney Day on March 12. 

Kidney Health New Zealand promotes kidney health awareness, supports kidney patients and provides free kidney health checks.

During March it promotes awareness and fundraising raising activities, and shares kidney fitness tips (such as that water is the best fluid for your kidneys!)

The key to preventing kidney damage is early detection, as one in 10 people with kidney disease don't know they have it. Also, a kidney can lose up to 90% of its function before any symptoms show, and kidney function cannot be recovered.

What can you do to encourage your people to learn the risk factors for kidney disease and to get their kidneys checked? A check is easy - it's as simple as a blood pressure check or giving a blood and/or urine sample.

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