ASN Seeks Policy Changes to Aid Kidney Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

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The ASN is working closely with the US government to ensure the safety and health of the more than 37 million Americans living with kidney diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 18, 2020, ASN President Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN, and leaders from 15 other professional medical societies met by phone with President Donald Trump to stress the unique challenges of caring for patients during the pandemic. The more than 500,000 US patients on dialysis and the 222,000 with kidney transplants are among those most vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.

Other leaders of the US COVID-19 response team participating