Saturday, August 06, 2005

You live in a world where you didn't listen

Kidneys are really kind of gross, if you think about it. What's their job? Essentially, it's waste disposal, kind of like a fishtank filter. Ew. They look pretty yucky, too.

And yet...if you think a little more, you'll find that kidneys are pretty fascinating, too. Your kidneys don't just get rid of waste products, they create the hormones responsible for your growth, help regulate your blood pressure and help control the production of red blood cells.

Now imagine trying to live with kidneys that don't do their job.

Anemia, high blood pressure, painful kidney stones, illness from buildup of waste in the bloodstream...and a host of other nasty afflictions.

These are the things the NKF is trying to fight. If you haven't done so already, please flip them a couple bucks so they can continue to provide support to transplant candidates, survivors, kidney patients, and the scientists working to get rid of kidney diseases. I won't be the only one who appreciates it.


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