Event aims to educate about kidney failure rates

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Health care professionals for Renal Advantage near downtown Savannah greeted patients as zombies and angels all day Monday.

The health professionals wanted to use Halloween to scare the truth about the alarming rate of kidney failure in the state of Georgia. The angels then took care of patients, teaching them how to better manage their condition.

Patients say events like this make a difference.

"It brings me joy. If I can help one person out there, I'm doing my job," said Kenneth Shuman, a patient.

Kidney failure is on the rise in the U.S. Georgia is one of the highest states when it comes to the disease with 16,000 residents on dialysis.

Renal advantage also provides seminars for schools and churches. For more information, call 912.233.6067.

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