Staff and patients at Morriston Hospital take part in World Kidney Day
STAFF and patients at Swansea's Morriston Hospital are taking part in a number of events to celebrate World Kidney Day next week.
Officials say the event, on Thursday, March 14, is an opportunity to provide free health checks and advice on possible prevention of kidney disease.
Dr Adekunle Adesina, consultant physician at Morriston Hospital, said: "Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) occurs when the kidneys suddenly fail to work.
"AKI may result in sudden decrease in passage of urine, with dramatic consequences including death.
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"However, it is preventable, and often reversible if detected early."
Staff will be on hand at the LC leisure centre, in Swansea Marina, from 9.30am on World Kidney Day to offer advice, as well as blood pressure checks.
The Ospreys will be visiting the renal unit at Morriston on Wednesday, March 13, to meet staff and patients.