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Today is World Kidney Day

Today is World Kidney Day, a day to promote kidney health and its importance to overall health.

In South Dakota, approximately 713 people are on kidney dialysis because their kidneys don't function properly, according to the Dialysis Patient Citizens organization. There are stand alone or in-hospital dialysis clinics in Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Rosebud, Sharps Corner, Brookings, Madison, Watertown, Sisseton, Aberdeen, Pierre, Gregory, Yankton, Hot Springs, Spearfish, Huron, Chamberlain and Pine Ridge.

Dialysis treatment options include in-center hemodialysis, home peritoneal dialysis and home hemo dialysis.

Nationally, approximately 26 million Americans have some form of chronic kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Foundation.