Category Archives: Advocacy

Advocates Arrive in Washington for the 5th Annual Kidney Patient Summit

Today, nearly 100 patient advocates representing the National Kidney Foundation, Alport Syndrome Foundation, PKD Foundation, NephCure Kidney International, and American Association of Kidney Patients are arriving in Washington, D.C. to tell their stories and help show legislators the impact of … Continue reading

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Patients Living Longer on Dialysis

By Kerry Willis, PhD, NKF Chief Scientific Officer Over 450,000 Americans with kidney failure depend on dialysis to stay alive, and since 1999 survival rates have continued to increase among this highly vulnerable population, as summarized in the United States … Continue reading

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Support Federal Funding for Kidney Disease Research and Programs

By Kevin Longino, Interim Chief Executive Officer, National Kidney Foundation Each year, federal funding for kidney disease must be appropriated by Congress.  Important work is being done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Diabetes … Continue reading

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