We're working on bills in Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina that would prevent insurance companies from discriminating against living organ donors. Learn more on our blog, and don't forget to text "KIDNEY" to 52886 to help us get these and other vital bills signed into law. READ MORE >>TOPICS: What’s happening in the states, Living Donor Protection Report Card
Learn about best practices in engaging your elected officials, and the public policy issues affecting health care and kidney disease.
As part of Kidney Action Week, we hosted a Congressional briefing on Increasing Kidney Transplants in Communities of Color. The goals of the briefing were to educate viewers about this important issue, provide recommendations for policymakers and inform people of color of ways they can advocate for themselves. READ MORE >>TOPICS: AKF Advocacy Activities, Ambassador, Congressional Update, Advocates, Health equity
AKF Ambassador Dennis encourages people newly diagnosed with kidney disease to not get overwhelmed by the flood of information in the beginning. "Know there are options out there that can help you live a normal life." Learn more from Dennis in his Ambassador spotlight. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Spotlight, Advocates
"The more we make our voices heard, the harder it is for others to dismiss the needs of kidney patients. Ambassadors bring understanding, since this illness is one that is not always outwardly seen." AKF Ambassadors Marie and LeighAnn discussed the importance of advocating for yourself and other people living with kidney disease on our Advocacy blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Spotlight, Advocates
Learn about an important bill we're working on in Michigan, how to sign up for our brand new mobile advocacy program, and get caught up on the latest kidney policy news across the country in our What's happening in the states blog post. READ MORE >>TOPICS: What’s happening in the states, Living Donor Protection Report Card
An important piece of legislation was signed into law last year giving kidney transplant recipients under 65 immunosuppressive (antirejection) drug coverage for the life of their transplant through Medicare. We've answered common questions about this new law on our blog. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Medicare