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Satellite Healthcare Celebrates National Kidney Month, World Kidney Day with Free Blood Pressure Screenings

SAN JOSE, CALIF. - MARCH 7, 2013 In honor of National Kidney Month, Satellite Healthcare has announced it will offer free blood pressure screenings on World Kidney Day, Thursday, March 14th in select Dialysis and WellBound locations, nationwide.

First observed in 2006, World Kidney Day began as a way to raise awareness of National Kidney Month and to promote kidney health worldwide. More than 26 million individuals in the United States alone are estimated to suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) with millions of others at risk due to high blood pressure, family history and diabetes. Proactive awareness campaigns are paramount to battling CKD as many cases aren't realized until the disease advances, making treatment and rehabilitation more challenging.

“We feel it is important to offer the screenings as not only a way to help prevent Chronic Kidney Disease, but also to raise awareness of March serving as National Kidney Month,” said Ann Robar, Vice President of Operations for Satellite Healthcare. “High blood pressure is one of the main causes of Chronic Kidney Disease, and also one of the easiest to detect.”

More can be learned about kidney function at KidneysDoThat.org, a site sponsored by Satellite Healthcare as an educational resource relating to kidney function and health.

Fifteen Satellite Healthcare locations are offering two hour, no-cost blood pressure screenings on World Kidney Day, March 14th.

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • WellBound of Austin, Texas

10 a.m. - Noon

  • Satellite Dialysis - Watsonville, Calif.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Satellite Dialysis - Glenview, Ill.
  • Satellite Dialysis - Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Satellite Dialysis - Metric, Austin, Texas
  • Satellite Dialysis - San Mateo, Calif.

Noon - 2 p.m.

  • Satellite Dialysis - San Leandro, Calif.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Satellite Dialysis - Santa Rosa, Calif.
  • Satellite Dialysis - Pace, Memphis, Tenn.
  • WellBound of Lafayette, Ind.
  • WellBound of Mercer, Trenton, NJ
  • WellBound of Menlo Park, Calif
  • WellBound of Santa Rosa, Calif.
  • WellBound of Stockton, Calif.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • WellBound of San Mateo, Calif.

All times listed above are local. Please visit http://www.satellitehealth.com/locator/ for a list of location addresses and phone numbers.

About Satellite Healthcare

Satellite Healthcare, Inc., founded in 1974, is one of the nation's first not for profit providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its expanded offerings Satellite Healthcare provides early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. This comprehensive offering allows Satellite Healthcare to advance the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can achieve a better life.

Better care. Better life. Better choice.®

Media Contact: Kim Hernandez, 650-404-3623

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