J1654

Memorializing Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim March 2022, as Kidney Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J1654


Senate Resolution No. 1654

BY: Senator RIVERA

MEMORIALIZING Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim
March 2022, as Kidney Disease Awareness Month in the
State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim March 2022, as Kidney Disease
Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National Kidney Month; and

WHEREAS, Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem
affecting 1.5 million New Yorkers and an estimated 30 million people
nationwide; and

WHEREAS, CKD is a progressive condition in which kidneys do not work
as well as they should to filter waste, toxins, and fluids from your
body; and

WHEREAS, CKD can progress quickly or take years to worsen, and is
described as having five stages, and progression through each stage can
eventually lead to kidney failure, also known as End Stage Renal Disease
(ESRD), which can be treated with a kidney replacement or dialysis; and

WHEREAS, The incidence of ESRD is rising fast, with more than
546,000 Americans currently receiving treatment, including more than
500,000 dialysis patients and over 200,000 people with functioning
kidney transplants; and

WHEREAS, Today, nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are on the transplant
waiting list; New York State encourages all to join the State's tissue
and organ donation registry; and

WHEREAS, Due to the fact that there are little to no signs of the
condition, most individuals are not aware they have kidney disease until
it reaches the later stages, thus making laboratory tests critical in
the diagnosis; some symptoms of CKD can include changes in urination,
swelling of the feet, ankles, hands, and/or face, fatigue, weakness,
shortness of breath, ammonia breath or ammonia or metallic taste in
mouth, back or flank pain, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting,
and if diabetic, more hypoglycemic episodes; and

WHEREAS, Tragically, in 2016, more than 100,000 Americans died from
end stage kidney disease; and

WHEREAS, Diabetes and hypertension are the two leading causes of
chronic kidney disease which strikes minorities disproportionately; and

WHEREAS, African Americans are affected at a rate of nearly three
times that of Caucasians; the number of new cases of kidney failure per
million is 783 for African Americans and 295 for whites; Hispanics,
Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans are also at increased
risk; and

WHEREAS, Also at particular risk are the elderly, as the chance of
developing kidney disease increases significantly with age; and

WHEREAS, People afflicted with chronic kidney disease typically
develop other chronic and life-threatening conditions such as
cardiovascular disease; and

WHEREAS, Early intervention is the best method for managing the
complications of chronic kidney disease; and

WHEREAS, The Northeast Kidney Foundation provides early
intervention, community education and support programs for those
suffering from chronic kidney disease; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Kathy Hochul to proclaim March 2022, as Kidney
Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Kathy Hochul, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 12 / Jan / 2022
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 19 / Jan / 2022
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 19 / Jan / 2022
    • ADOPTED

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