Last Chance! Urge Congress to Support Kidney Policy Priorities!

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is on a mission to make a difference. We’ve set an ambitious goal: to flood Congress with 5,000 messages advocating for our 2024 legislative agenda. But we need your help to get there!

The NKF has identified four key legislative priorities that have the potential to significantly impact the lives of kidney disease patients:

  • Support the HRSA Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Modernization Initiative: This new, bi-partisan initiative will greatly improve the transparency, accountability, and patient-centricity of the organ donation, procurement, and transplantation system by making must-needed systemic improvements and investments.
  • Advocate for Screening Recommendations: Encourage members of Congress to support the issuance of screening recommendations for chronic kidney disease (CKD). By reaching out to designated contacts in congressional offices, individuals can express their support for measures that would improve early detection and treatment of CKD, ultimately saving lives.
  • Back Access to Home Dialysis: Support the Improve Access to Home Dialysis Act, which aims to expand access to home dialysis training and support services. Individuals can voice their support for legislation that empowers patients with kidney failure to pursue home-based treatment options, enhancing their quality of life.
  • Sponsoring the National Living Donor Protection Act: Passed in 32 states, the Living Donor Protection Act (LDPA), a bipartisan legislation designed to safeguard individuals who donate organs from discrimination when obtaining life, long-term care, and disability insurance coverage.

These non-controversial policy solutions will help address the burden of kidney disease – one that costs the federal government in excess of $132 billion each year. We urge all Members of Congress to support these bipartisan, common-sense policy initiatives. Fill out the form to send your letter today!

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