“Advancing American Kidney Health” is launched by President Trump on July 10, 2019!
What are the goals of this initiative?
- Reduce the number of people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) by 25% by 2030
- 80% of new ESRD patients either receive home dialysis or kidney transplant by 2030
- Double the number of kidneys available for transplant by 2030
- 5 new treatment models with demonstration projects to test how payment changes can improve outcomes
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) public awareness campaign
- Reform organ procurement system
- Expand support of living kidney donors to include lost wages, childcare, etc.
- Encourage the development of wearable or implantable artificial kidneys
He anticipates changes will save $4.2 billion a year.
Finally, some much-needed recognition of Kidney Disease and acknowledgment that there is a better way to care for those with kidney disease! Note the improvements for Living Kidney Donors!
Kidney Donor Conversations is proud to have been involved with these initiatives and kudos to:
- Josh Morrison, Living Donor Coalition, for his coordination to help increase awareness on Capitol Hill.
- American Nephrology Nurses Association for allowing me to attend the Health Policy Workshop as the ANNA Black Swamp Chapter Health Policy Representative.
- Andrew Fullerton and National Kidney Foundation for assistance as a member of the Kidney Advocacy Committee.
Glenna Frey, APRN-CNS, is a nephrology nurse who donated her left kidney in April 2017 (nondirected). She and daughter Amanda Frey co-founded Kidney Donor Conversations in 2018 to increase awareness of Living Kidney Donation.