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Chevron Works with The Kidney TRUST To Offer Employees Kidney Disease Screening

Burlingame, CA, May 28, 2022 — On March 13 the atrium at Chevron Corporation’s offices in downtown Houston was the stage for an innovative new approach to increase awareness around chronic kidney disease (CKD).  It was World Kidney Day and a team of ten medical technicians and volunteers from The Kidney TRUST provided free kidney disease screenings to Chevron employees, including immediate on-site results.

Nearly 150 people took advantage of the opportunity to learn about the potential risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to participate in a quick and simple test that measures kidney function.  Upon registering for the screening, participants received a variety of educational materials about CKD and within minutes of being tested, they received their results. In order for participants to better understand the results, onsite counselors were available to better explain the results and answer any questions.  Employees who received results indicating an increased risk were encouraged to follow up with a physician.

A study published in the November 2007 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association found that over 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD), but most are unaware of it. This “awareness gap” undercuts efforts to prevent irreversible kidney failure requiring lifelong dialysis or a transplant.

Chevron’s Tanya Lughermo, Associate Manager, Health and Productivity, who has been instrumental in bringing kidney disease screening to the company, noted “It is important to increase awareness around CKD.  As part of Chevron’s commitment to the health of our employees, we have been working with The Kidney TRUST to offer free screenings at various events.”

“The Kidney TRUST wants people to think about their overall kidney health before urgent care is needed. Chronic kidney disease is common and harmful, but treatable if detected early,” said Barbara Lawson, president of The Kidney TRUST. “Your kidneys have to last a lifetime.  We want to get the message out to the public that taking a simple test for CKD now, could help head off serious health problems in the future.”

In October 2007, approximately 225 Chevron employees took part in the TRUST’s initial screening program at the 2007 Chevron health fairs in Houston.  The TRUST will be returning to the health fair this fall, and will also provide free screening to Chevron employees in Bakersfield and San Ramon, California later in 2008.

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