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Stay safe this election season: Get a flu shot!

This year, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help spread the word that everyone, especially patients with kidney disease, should get a flu vaccine. CDC recommends that people get … Continue reading

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Helping every #KidneyVoter make sure their voice is safely heard

By Matthew Fitting, NKF Director of Grassroots Advocacy Ahead of Election Day this November and with voters already casting ballots in many states, NKF continues its work to support every kidney patient as they safely make their voice heard at … Continue reading

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NKF Advocate Speaks at CMS Roundtable on Kidney Care

By Amber Pettis, kidney transplant recipient and NKF Kidney Advocacy Committee member I recently had the honor of attending roundtable hosted by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) administrator, Seema Verma and HCA Healthcare. I was glad to offer … Continue reading

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Kidney Patients Blaze a Virtual Trail on Capitol Hill!

On Wednesday, September 16th, more than 150 advocates from 43 states representing kidney patients nationwide and on behalf of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), PKD Foundation, Alport Syndrome Foundation, and IGA Nephropathy Foundation met virtually with more than 160 legislators … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Won’t Stop Kidney Advocates

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient Always ready to take action no matter what, when or where, this week 150 kidney patient advocates from around the country will be Zooming with Members of Congress … Continue reading

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Educating Congress Virtually This Week!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have enormous impacts on our nation especially kidney patients, and the presidential election approaches, this is an ideal time for kidney patients, caregivers, living kidney donors and practitioners to make Congress aware of the … Continue reading

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A step forward for home dialysis innovation

By Miriam Godwin, NKF Health Policy Director Each year, NKF provides input on what is known as the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS). This is an annual regulation put forth by the Centers for Medicare and … Continue reading

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Advocating for kidney cancer patients “on” Capitol Hill

By Curtis Warfield, Kidney transplant recipient and Kidney Advocacy Committee advocate On Wednesday and Thursday Aug 12 and 13, 2020, I had to pleasure to once again speak to my members of the US Congress and their staff about kidney … Continue reading

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Remembering Congressman John Lewis, Kidney Champion

By Kevin Longino, CEO of National Kidney Foundation and kidney transplant patient Most Americans know the late civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) for his role as a freedom fighter, his stewardship of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and … Continue reading

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Immuno Bill Passes out of House Committee

Today the Immuno bill successfully passed a procedure hurdle in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up (aka reviewed and discussed) and reported out (issued their agreement to keep the bill moving to … Continue reading

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