Knoxville (WVLT) -- One out of every nine East Tennesseans suffers some form of kidney disease.
If doctors don't detect it in time, your only hope could be dialysis or a kidney transplant.
So the National Kidney Foundation spent part of today conducting early screenings.
The Kidney Early Evaluation Program is a first strike in the war against kidney disease.
"Hopefully we can catch some people in this disease early and possibly get some help for them before it progresses," said Danae Miley with the
Nationals Kidney Foundation.
The screening included a health history questionnaire as well as blood pressure, weight, urinalysis and blood tests.
Patients then get their results by mail.
At least two more free screenings are coming up.
You can find out when and where by clicking on the link below.