Almost 15% of Americans Have Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease develops when the kidneys can no longer properly filter fluid and waste products from the blood. Kevin Longino, the CEO of the National Kidney Foundation, notes that about 96% of individuals with early kidney disease don’t know they have it and nearly 50% of those who have severely reduced kidney function and aren’t on dialysis are unaware of they have kidney disease. National Kidney Foundation, June 2017