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Kidney Disease “Not a Death Sentence”

An estimated 10 to 13-percent of Bahamian adults is suffering from kidney disease, according to local health experts.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – An estimated 10 to 13-percent of Bahamian adults is suffering from kidney disease, according to local health experts.

But representatives from the Kidney Center say it’s a disease that if caught early can have different outcomes.

Kristina Dragovich tells us more.



Jenny Laing is a social worker at Grand Bahama’s Kidney Center. She says education is key to getting healthy and staying healthy.

It’s the message underscored by Kidney Association President, Brian Sands, who says he too was once a dialysis patient.

Sands recalls how cold the dialysis center was, and is thankful for the donation of blankets from the Cheryl Marshall Campbell Foundation.

Ten-percent of people around the world are living with kidney disease.

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