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World Kidney Day 2009: Think Globally, Act Locally

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Celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March in more than 100 countries on six continents, this year’s World Kidney Day is March 12. The theme is “Keep the pressure down.” Events and screenings will highlight the importance of high blood pressure as one of the key symptoms and causes of chronic kidney disease.

The ASN partners with the National Kidney Foundation, Dialysis Patient Citizens, and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology to promote World Kidney Day 2009. The organizations will visit congressional and committee offices March 12 to highlight the significance of kidney disease as a serious public

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