AKF made exciting progress this summer! Connecticut signed into law important protections for living organ donors. And Connecticut, Colorado and Louisiana established kidney task forces in their states. 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.
Although many states' 2021 legislative sessions have already ended, we're still working on 100+ bills. While the pandemic slowed down most things, it certainly did not stop our progress fighting kidney disease! Learn more in our What's happening in the states blog post. READ MORE >>TOPICS: What’s happening in the states, Policy, Living Donor Protection Report Card
Kidney disease "uproots the lives of children, taking them from playing doctor one day to barely being kept alive by doctors the next." Learn why 15-year-old Amelia became an AKF Ambassador "to be a voice for pediatric kidney patients" in her Ambassador spotlight. READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight
"I wish elected officials were aware that dialysis patients are exhausted...and that being on dialysis changes patients’ lives forever," says AKF Ambassador Tamara Walker. She joined our Advocacy Network to raise kidney disease awareness, especially among legislators who have the power to make real change for people like her. Learn more in Tamara's Ambassador spotlight READ MORE >>TOPICS: Ambassador, Advocates, Spotlight