As the nation's leading independent nonprofit working on behalf of the 30 million Americans with kidney disease, the American Kidney Fund is dedicated to ensuring that every kidney patient has access to health care, and that every person at risk for kidney disease is empowered to prevent it. AKF provides a complete spectrum of programs and services: prevention outreach, top-rated health educational resources, and direct financial assistance enabling the nation's low-income dialysis and transplant patients to access lifesaving medical care.
It's the first kidney-focused executive order since 1973.
With 37,000,000 Americans affected by kidney disease and 720,000 of those with kidney failure, the need could not be greater for patients, families, and caregivers.
Increase affordable alternative treatment options, educate patients on treatment alternatives, and encourage the development of artificial kidneys.
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Too often, transplant centers don't see a kidney patient until he or she has been on dialysis for years, Tevar said. Almost 97,000 people are on the kidney transplant waiting list today, but in 2018 fewer than 22,000 kidney transplants were performed because there were not enough organs for all. We look forward to supporting solutions that allow more patients to receive a transplant.
"We are fighting by your side and are determined to get you the best treatment anywhere in the world", he said, adding later that his health care policies, like his foreign policies, put Americans first.
To learn more about DaVita's integrated kidney care programs, visit www.DaVita.com/Innovation. The kidney care community welcomes the increased spotlight on promoting innovations in kidney care and improving patient outcomes, which provides a unique opportunity for partners in the public and private sectors to collaborate. The company is the largest provider of kidney care services in the US and has been a leader in clinical quality and innovation for 20 years. The initiative's overarching goals are to reduce the number of new patients with end-stage renal disease by 25 percent by 2030, and to have 80 percent of ESRD patients either receiving in-home dialysis or transplants by 2025. DaVita is committed to bold, patient-centric care models, implementing the latest technologies and moving toward integrated care offerings for all.
"You've worked so hard on these things, you've worked so hard on the kidney, very special, the kidney has a very special place in the heart, it's an incredible thing", Mr Trump said at the International Trade Centre in Washington DC.
Clearer ways to measure how well the nation's 58 organ procurement organizations, or OPOs, collect donations from deceased donors. The bipartisan Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019 (S.1676), introduced by Senators Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), will help millions of individuals living with chronic kidney disease and ESRD achieve the quality of life they want and deserve, if passed. But donors are out of work for weeks recuperating, and one study found more than one-third of living kidney donors reported lost wages, a median of $2,712, in the year following donation.