More than 31 million people are currently diagnosed with kidney diseases, but a whopping estimate of 26 million patients have undiagnosed kidney problems. Kidney disease, by its nature, is a "silent killer" - because early symptoms are often dismissed, many victims of kidney disease do not discover their disease until it is approaching its end stage. Most kidney diseases are incurable: the only way to treat them is to slow their progression. Only organ transplant or dialysis can treat kidney failure.
The CORE Kidney Program works to improve the lives of all those impacted by kidney disease through our commitment to patient advocacy, comprehensive care, and advancements in the field of kidney health, in order to give a voice to the victims of kidney disease and progress towards a future without it.
In order to bring our mission to the public front, the UCLA CORE Kidney Program provides a number of outreach events throughout the year. Our annual Kidney Fair is one of our largest events and allows us to provide educational resources on kidney health in a fun, interactive environment. We believe that an engaging, collaborative involvement is essential to spreading our message and hope to provide every attendee with valuable knowledge about both kidney and holistic health so that they can be their own best advocates.
Help us in our mission to reach out to every person affected by kidney disease: