Harvey Mysel, founder of the Living Kidney Donor Network, spoke eloquently to our club about the importance of keeping a watchful eye on our blood pressure. "Check it often, and don't ignore the high readings!" Harvey even brought a home use machine and gave us our readings to take with us.
Controlling blood pressure is hugely effective against kidney disease; the medications are effective and inexpensive. Also important is the need for living kidney donors! One living donor can impact multiple lives, and there aren't nearly enough deceased donors. Did you know you can live a long, healthy life with only one kidney? Visit the Living Kidney Donor Network for more information, and stop by the Des Plaines Public Library when the city nurse is here to check YOUR blood pressure.
Harvey Mysel 2016