On Wednesday, July 10, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and current Administration issued an executive order, announcing upcoming changes to kidney health care in the United States. These changes include:
Home dialysis and earlier care of kidney patients
Expanded financial assistance to living donors to cover lost wages and dependent care during donation and recovery
New measures for organ procurement organizations (OPOs) to help increase transplantation
Efforts to reduce the number of kidneys discarded
Efforts to advance the development of an artificial kidney
The NKFI would like to applaud the efforts of the following not-for-profit organizations who advocated and worked to have the needs of kidney patients across the country heard.
All other stakeholders in the kidney health care community
We are in strong support of any efforts that advance kidney health care and look forward to having a part to help every person in Illinois affected by or at risk for chronic kidney disease access the prevention, education and empowerment they deserve.
Read the full executive order here.