Registration is required by May 31 for a free kidney disease risk factor screening in Quincy.

Registration is required by May 31 for a free kidney disease risk factor screening in Quincy.

One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease according to the National Kidney Foundation. Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older.

To help address risk factors for kidney disease in the tri-State area, three organizations are teaming up to bring the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) KidneyMobile program to Quincy on Monday, June 4.

This free screening is offered by Blessing Health System, Quincy Medical Group and the Adams County Medical Society Alliance (ACMSA).

Screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, urinalysis, and a blood draw for those at risk for kidney disease to identify serum Creatinine and eGFR, an estimation of kidney function.

Each participant will have a private consultation with a medical professional at the end of the screening, where test results will be shared along with strategies for a healthier diet and life-saving next steps in the case that abnormal screening results are discovered.

The screenings will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Quincy. Registration is required for both screenings by May 31 by calling 877-411-2468 or visitingevents.blessinghealth.org. No fasting is required.