Blog Posts: Advocacy & Policy

AKF Advocates make their voices heard on Capitol Hill AKF Staff  |  Posted
AKF Advocates on Capitol Hill

Last week, to kick off National Kidney Month, American Kidney Fund (AKF) patient-advocates from around the country came to Washington to educate their elected officials about the financial challenges kidney patients experience, and to urge lawmakers to put an end to discriminatory practices among some health insurers.

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Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Kidney Disease Deanna Power  |  Posted
Deanna Power

Kidney disease causes expensive, painful and debilitating complications that prevent many patients from working and earning an income. To support people in this difficult situation, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits as a financial resource.

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New Kidney Allocation Policy Goes into Effect Dec. 4 Richard Formica, M.D.  |  Posted

UNOS is adjusting its kidney allocation policy to better account for the biologic needs of people with immune system sensitivity and maximize the use of kidneys. In his Kidney Today blog post, Richard Formica, M.D., chair of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee, explains the new criteria.

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Meet Advocate Audrey Adamson AKF Staff  |  Posted

Meet Audrey Adamson, a patient-advocate with the American Kidney Fund, who in March joined us for our annual Kidney Action Day on Capitol Hill. Audrey is one of many inspirational advocates in the American Kidney Fund's Advocacy Network who is raising awareness for kidney disease research and prevention.

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