SEEING RED: Staff at Woolgoolga Amcal Pharmacy wore red on Wednesday to raise awareness of kidney health.
SEEING RED: Staff at Woolgoolga Amcal Pharmacy wore red on Wednesday to raise awareness of kidney health. Trevor Veale

Woopi goes red for Kidney Week

STAFF at Woolgoolga Amcal Pharmacy and Woolgoolga Dispensing Pharmacy dressed in red on Wednesday to raise awareness for National Kidney Week.

Red Day aims to create awareness of the importance of early detection in kidney disease, as well as its links to other chronic conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure.

Owner of Woolgoolga Amcal Pharmacy and Woolgoolga Dispensing Pharmacy, Meena Tiwana, said wearing red is an effective way to get customers thinking about their kidnies.

"The whole week is in regards to promoting awareness about the health of your kidneys," Ms Tiwana said.

"On Red Day in particular, dressing up in red encourages people to ask questions.

"We can talk to them about why they need to look after their kidneys and they can also get a kidney kit to screen their kidneys and see whether they're in good condition, or whether they need to see a doctor."

Kidney disease affects an estimated 1.7 million Australians and 56 people die with kidney-related disease every day.

For more information about kidney disease, visit http://www.kidney.org.au.



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