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World Kidney Day to be observed tomorrow
DHAKA, Mar 7 (BSS) - The 7th World Kidney Day will be observed in Bangladesh tomorrow like other countries in the world for raising awareness about kidney disease.

This celebration, taking place on the second Thursday of every March since 2006, was established by two organisations, the
International Federation of Kidney Foundations and the International Society of Nephrology, to raise awareness of kidney diseases, especially chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The Day will focus on the positive outcome of kidney transplantation and the life-saving aspect of organ donation with the slogan 'Kidney for Life'.

Bangladesh Renal Association and World Kidney Day 2012 organising committee today arranged a discussion here at National Press Club to mark the day.

President, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh Professor AK Azad Khan was the chief guest of the programme with President Bangladesh Renal Association Professor M Rafikul Alam in the chair.

The speakers stressed the significance of the Day for Bangladeshi people as the number of kidney patients here is also on rise like many other countries around the world.

Speakers also advised people that as kidney diseases may not
lead to noticeable symptoms until late, it is important to know
the risk factors and be tested regularly.

World Kidney Day 2012 organising committee media release show
a statistics from different sources that around two crore people
in the country of total population is now affected by kidney

Bangladesh Renal Association Secretary General M Mohubur Rahman, Pediatric Nephrology Society of Bangladesh Professor M Moazzem Hossain, President Bangladesh Renal Association Professor M Firoz Khan were also present.

Different organisations have chalked out elaborate programme
to mark the day tomorrow.
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