Liberty Dialysis, through an agreement with Oceanic Time Warner Cable, will provide live pay per view telecasts of the University of Hawaii football games for the 2008 season for the patients in their 15 clinics across the state. Each patient station has a flat screen television.
Chronic Kidney Disease is the 9th leading cause of death in Hawaii and is on the rise. According to the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, there are 156,000 residents with this disease and another 100,000 predisposed to contract it. This is a debilitating illness from which many people die before starting dialysis or receiving a kidney transplant, thus it's label "the silent killer."
Rep. Magaoay: "Hawaii has a higher rate of kidney disease than the rest of the nation, and, therefore, it is critical that the state expeditiously address this deadly disease."
Rep. Mizuno: "It is great to see Liberty Dialysis Hawaii, working with Oceanic Time Warner Cable and the University of Hawaii, Athletics Department to provide live UH sports telecasts, where our patients will be able to feel removed from their medical environment and in tune with a live sporting event, cheering for our UH teams in a great season of hope."