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CROWDRISE : Dec 02, 2012
Tax ID: 03-0459723
BASED: Los Angeles, CA, United States


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UKRO—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—was founded in 2002 by a small group of committed individuals with the help of Dr. Vito M. Campese, then Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. UKRO's mission is to support medical research related to the prevention, treatment, and eradication of kidney disease.


Chronic kidney disease—a condition in which damaged kidneys cannot filter toxins from the blood as well as they should—is a global epidemic affecting nearly 25 million Americans, many of whom are unaware they have it. The number of people diagnosed with kidney disease has doubled each decade for the last twenty years, with the most common causes being diabetes and high blood pressure, which together account for about 70% of new cases.


In 2012, UKRO entered into an agreement with the Keck School of Medicine of USC to establish what we envision as a premier center nationally for kidney research—the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center (KRC). Research at the KRC will be the primary beneficiary of UKRO's fundraising efforts for the foreseeable future.

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