Friday, March 7, 2008

Just in case you missed it...

Reps. Michael Magaoay and John Mizuno, and Glen Hayashida of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, were on the KHON 2 morning show today talking with Kirk Matthews about a house bill that seeks a public-private partnership to develop an awareness, testing, and treatment program for kidney disease in Hawaii. HB2913 HD1, authored by Rep. Magaoay, has moved forward to the Senate for more action.

Hawaii has 156,000 residents with chronic kidney disease and another 100,000 have a high probability of developing this disease. Because there are no major symptoms, people may be unaware of their condition and only discover it when major damage occurs. Early detection and an increase in community awareness of the prevalence of kidney disease in Hawaii can help slow down the progression of this silent disease.


Rep. Magaoay will be in Washington, D.C. to support World Kidney Day with other elected officials on March 13, 2008.

FREE -- that's a $200 savings! -- Kidney Early Detection Screening at the Capitol, provided by the House and the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii. Screenings will be in Rm. 423 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

To pre-register, please contact Rep. Mizuno's office at 586-6050.
Photo: Rep. John Mizuno and Rep. Michael Magaoay telling anchorman Kirk Matthews about the importance of creating programs for kidney disease on the KHON 2 Morning Show.

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