Increasing Kidney Transplants in Communities of Color

September 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET

The health disparities that lead to higher incidence of kidney failure in communities of color also lead to barriers in accessing kidney transplants. Our briefing will focus on these challenges and what can be done to increase the number of kidney transplants in these communities. Sign up below to access a link to the event.


Frances Ashe-Goins, RN, MPH, FAAN
Adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina; Former Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and AKF Board Member, Columbia, SC


  • LaVarne Burton – President and CEO, American Kidney Fund
  • Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) - Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • J. Keith Melancon, MD – Director of Transplant, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C. 
  • Ken Sutha, MD, PhD – Instructor of Pediatric Nephrology, Stanford University, and AKF Ambassador, Palo Alto, CA
  • Eric Dolby – AKF Ambassador, Raleigh, NC
  • Nichole Jefferson – AKF Ambassador, Dallas, TX

We are grateful to AstraZeneca for their Title support of AKF’s health equity programming.

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