Kidneython is an annual event organised by CIIGMA Group on the occasion of World Kidney Day, to raise awareness for Chronic Kidney Disorders. Chronic Kidney Disorders is common between 8-10% of adult population and every year millions die prematurely of complications related to Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD).
The majority of individuals with early stages of CKD go undiagnosed. On Kidneython day, a free kidney function test for all participants to detect kidney disorders early.
There is no cure for chronic kidney disease, although treatment can slow or halt the progression of the disease and can prevent other serious conditions developing.
Kidney transplantation is considered the best treatment for many people with severe CKD because quality of life and survival are often better than in people who use dialysis. However, there is a shortage of organs available for donation. Many people who are candidates for kidney transplantation are put on a transplant waiting list and require dialysis until an organ is available.
A kidney can come from a living relative, a living unrelated person, or from a person who has died (deceased or cadaver donor); only one kidney is required to survive. In general, organs from living donors function better and for longer periods of time than those from donors who are deceased.
Overall, transplant success rates are very good. Transplants from deceased donors have an 85 to 90% success rate for the first year. That means that after one year, 85 to 90 out of every 100 transplanted kidneys are still functioning. Live donor transplants have a 90 to 95% success rate. Long-term success is good for people of all ages.