Tell your story and urge your U.S. Representative and Senators to reintroduce and sponsor the Living Donor Protection Act, provide lifetime access for immunosuppressive medications through Medicare, and create a demonstration program to improve early detection and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
The Living Donor Protection Act will protect living organ donors and remove barriers to donation by prohibiting insurance companies from denying or limiting life, disability and long term care insurance to living donors, and from charging higher premiums, and protect their jobs.
The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act will help provide a safety net for kidney patients who lack health coverage for the immunosuppressive medications required to help maintain their transplant.
Patient advocates from the NKF and others were in Washington, DC to meet with their Representatives and Senators. They asked lawmakers to support efforts to improve early detection and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD); cosponsor the Living Donor Protection Act; and increase funding for several important kidney programs. We need your voice too!
Have end-stage renal disease (ESRD)
On dialysis at least 3 times per week
People with ESRD who die annually