Kidney Advocacy Committee Patient Liaison Melissa Tuff has proven that she is a tireless advocate for kidney disease patients.
On March 7th and 8th, she joined the National Kidney Foundation and around 100 advocates in Washington, DC as part of the 3rd Annual Kidney Patient Summit to ask Congress to support vital legislation to kidney patients.
On March 28th, Melissa took the next step in this important mission by working with Melanie Payne at the News-Press to highlight the Summit’s legislative priorities and the needs of kidney patients in the media. The article, “Kidney patients want new laws,” discusses the legislative priorities our advocates promoted at the Summit, the recently introduced Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 4616/S. 2584), the costs of kidney disease, and an upcoming event to benefit organ transplant recipients.
If you would like to join her in promoting the needs of kidney disease patients on Capitol Hill and in your local newspapers, please join the Kidney Advocacy Committee by applying here. For other tips on reaching out through social media, click here.