This year, on 8th March, International Women’s Day is coinciding with World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day is observed with an aim to raise awareness of the important role our kidneys play in our overall health and to reduce the amount and impact of diseases related to the kidney. These days, health programs and free checkups are organized around the world as part of the awareness campaigns. The focus is on lessening kidney disease frequency and health issues related to it. The theme of this year’s World Kidney Day is ‘Kidney and Women’s Health’. To mark Women’s Day and World Kidney Day today, a diagnostic center, Lifeline Laboratory in New Delhi has promised a kidney screening test for women at just Rs 8.
Women can avail the facility by walking into the Lifeline Laboratory located at Green Park Extension, New Delhi anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 8th March 2018 (Thursday). Asha Bhatnagar, Co-Founder, Lifeline Laboratory, said in a statement, “March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day when we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. However, health remains a matter of concern for women as they tend to overlook their health.” (Also read: Amar Gandhi Foundation to Launch Ek Chammach Kam Campaign on World Kidney Day to Limit Salt Intake)
She added, “Through this initiative, we want to contribute to the betterment of the health of women. It is our constant endeavor to work towards developing a healthy society. We hope as many women to take the benefit of the offer.” Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects an estimated 195 million women worldwide and is currently the eighth leading cause of death, with close to 600,000 female deaths each year. Women with chronic kidney disease face a range of healthcare challenges associated with menstruation, sexual function, bone disease, depression, and pregnancy complications. (Also read: Dr. Partap Chauhan Talks About Ayurvedic Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease on World Kidney Day 2018)
According to a study, women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one. Based on European data assessed, 36% of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases. That compares with just 7% of clinically suitable men donating a kidney to their spouse.