Ask Your Elected Officials to Cosponsor H.Res. 1124, support AMKD Awareness Day

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AMKD is a genetic form of rapidly progressing kidney disease caused by variants (mutations) of the APOL1 gene. People of West and Central African ancestry (Black, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Latino/Latina) are more likely to have the APOL1 gene variants. The identification of APOL1 gene variants offers an opportunity for early interventions so that end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and dialysis may be delayed or avoided.

On April 9, 2024, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) introduced a resolution that will help educate the American public and raise awareness so that people in high-risk communities can be empowered to take action to protect their health, including talking to their health care providers about genetic testing.

Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to cosponsor this important resolution.