Reimagining kidney care: from crisis to opportunity
A new white paper from AKF examines the crisis in chronic kidney disease and its enormous societal and economic burden. Using data from the U.S. Renal Data System, this analysis shows the significant opportunity for savings of more than $11 billion annually and provides three principles to guide policy action and create change.
State factsheets and one pagers
The links below contain material for AKF Ambassadors looking to learn more about the issues we're advocating on. You will find one-pagers for each bill/issue that we support, as well as general information documents about AKF, COVID-19's impact on kidney patients, and state-specific kidney disease fact sheets.
AKF's advocacy and comment letters
Decisions made by Congress and federal and state government agencies affect the quality of care that kidney patients receive, the amount of available funding for kidney disease research, and a myriad of other factors that impact the kidney patient experience. The American Kidney Fund continuously monitors regulations, legislation and policy issues that may affect kidney patients and their families.
Where Americans live can affect their ability to give the gift of life
AKF's State of the States: 2023 Living Donor Protection Report Card evaluates each state and the District of Columbia on how well their existing laws encourage living organ donation and reduce barriers for living donors.
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