EVENT DATE: Nov 21, 2014
Dialysis is the separation of particles in a liquid on the basis of differences in their ability to pass through a membrane. Similarly it’s a process for removing waste and excess water from the blood, and is used primarily as an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure.
According to the American Kidney Fund, Kidney disease is the 8th leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 31 million people in the United States (10% of the population) have chronic kidney disease (CKD). And unfortunately, Ahmad Alsadary is a part of that 31 million people affected with a kidney disease.
In 2009, overall Medicare expenditures for people with CKD totaled $33.8 billion, of that total, expenditures for people with CKD and diabetes accounted for $18 billion. The savings to Medicare for each kidney disease patient who does not progress on to dialysis is estimated to be $250,000.
Dialysis accounts for only 1/4 of what an actual kidney does. Patients spend on average 4-8 hours on the machine 3 times a week on Dialysis. Since dialysis cleans the toxins and removes the fluid a patient drinks, it is mentally and physically draining on the body. Ahmad has now been experiencing this for 4 years now.
On November 21st, please join us during our benefit dinner. This dinner is to spread awareness about kidney disease and dialysis and to hear first hand how it effects people's lives.
We will have a catered dinner and a few special guest speakers.
Tickets are $5.00 and proceeds will towards Ahmad's future kidney transplant expenses as well as medications.
We are accpeting donations. Please check out the link if you're interested.