Welcome to the American Kidney Fund’s Action Center. Keeping policymakers informed is critical in the fight against kidney disease. Add your voice to thousands of other voices in our Advocacy Network and help us make a difference! Use the Action Alerts below to send personalized messages to your representatives in Congress on key issues affecting kidney patients and their families.

Action alerts

Ask your representative to support the Living Donor Protection Act

Please contact your U.S. Representative to ask them to cosponsor H.R. 1270, the Living Donor Protection Act that will ensure that individuals who give the gift of life are protected from discrimination and are encouraged to help those in need.

Ask your Representative to cosponsor legislation to keep dialysis patients insured

On Oct. 5, H.R. 3976, the Access to Marketplace Insurance Act, was introduced. The bill would require insurance companies to accept payments from nonprofit organizations like AKF that serve people who are living with serious health conditions and need charitable assistance to stay insured. Please contact your Representative to request cosponsorship of this important legislation!

Tell Congress about the urgent situation for dialysis patients in Puerto Rico

Please take action and email your Representative and Senators today to tell them about the urgent situation for dialysis patients in Puerto Rico and ask them to act immediately on funding for Hurricane Maria disaster relief.

Ask congress to support comprehensive kidney legislation

Please email your congress today to request copsonsorship of H.R. 2644/S.1890, the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2017.

Let HHS know that third-party premium payments are important to patients

Send a message to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a topic that is of critical importance to dialysis patients who rely on AKF for treatment-related grant assistance.   

Urge your representative to join the Congressional Kidney Caucus!

Send a personalized letter to your Member of Congress today to ask him or her to join the Congressional Kidney Caucus to show support for the millions of Americans living with, or at risk of developing, kidney disease!