Join LifeCenter Organ Donor Network for a Conversation about the Black Family and Generational Health: Diabetes and Kidney Disease

LifeCenter Organ Donor Network (LifeCenter) is excited to partner with the Cincinnati Chapter of The Links, and The Center for Closing the Health Gap for an important panel discussion on the Black Family and General Health: Diabetes and Kidney Disease.

The panel discussion takes place at Corinthian Baptist Church on March 11th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Corinthian Baptist Church is located at 1920 Tennessee Avenue in Cincinnati. The first 150 attendees will receive a free Kroger gift card and there will be trivia during the discussion to win more prizes!

At LifeCenter, we want to be proactive and preventative-minded rather than reactive. Being mindful of the risk factors you face for diabetes and kidney disease can help prevent future complications. 

We know Black Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes and kidney disease, often leading to dialysis and the need for a life-saving kidney transplant. In fact, almost 60 percent of people on the United States transplant list are people of color, and most of them are waiting for a kidney. Such disproportionality also has generational effects in the Black family: adults with diabetes and/or kidney disease lead to children with diabetes and/or kidney disease since a family history of both is a risk factor for developing it yourself.

Featured panelists include Dr. Nana Hawa Yayah Jones, diabetes specialist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Ickey Woods, father of donor Jovante and Bengals legend; Charles Farley, who received the gift of a kidney transplant; Carmelia Jones, who is waiting for a kidney while on dialysis; Dr. Nita Walker, Internal Medicine Specialist at Aledade, Inc.; Vestal Simms, who received the gift of a kidney transplant, and Andi Johnson, Community Relations Director at LifeCenter.

For more information, please visit, or call Andi Johnson at (513) 315-1785.

The Links
Closing the Health Gap
Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio Guild

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