Florida Senate - 2021                            (NP)    SR 1012
       By Senator Baxley
       12-01341-21                                           20211012__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing March 2021 as “Kidney Disease
    3         Awareness Month” and March 11, 2021, as “World Kidney
    4         Day” in Florida.
    6         WHEREAS, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the progressive,
    7  gradual loss of kidney function which results in a decrease in
    8  the ability of the kidneys to remove waste from the body, and
    9         WHEREAS, it is estimated that 37 million adults in the
   10  United States have CKD, and of those, approximately 90 percent
   11  remain undiagnosed, and
   12         WHEREAS, without diagnosis and treatment to slow its
   13  progression, CKD can progress to end-stage renal failure, which
   14  is fatal unless the patient receives dialysis or a kidney
   15  transplant, and
   16         WHEREAS, CKD is associated with more severe COVID-19
   17  infections, and COVID-19 may cause acute kidney damage that can
   18  lead to dialysis or even death, and
   19         WHEREAS, regular screening and early detection can prevent
   20  the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure, and it is
   21  essential that awareness of kidney disease and the importance of
   22  prevention and early detection be raised, and
   23         WHEREAS, kidney disease awareness empowers patients and
   24  families to seek diagnosis, support, and appropriate treatment,
   27  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   29         That March 2021 is recognized as “Kidney Disease Awareness
   30  Month” and March 11, 2021, is recognized as “World Kidney Day”
   31  in Florida.