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In a letter to HRSA, ASN emphasized the need for separating the technology portion of the OPTN contract as a stand-alone contract, requiring OPTN contractors to have complete and accurate data, and the enforcement of separate governance boards.

Prediction models can process factors that modify patient risk and transform them into a single probabilistic prediction that can be used to help patients and doctors make good choices and fairly allocate care.

Using data from a health center during a COVID-19 surge, researchers consider the impact and potential of palliative care for patients with acute kidney injury.  

Chronic kidney disease is a serious public health issue that affects 37,000,000 Americans and disproportionately affects communities of color.

Screening, education, care coordination and telehealth, and affordability are all important for improving equitable care for patients with chronic kidney disease to slow the progression to kidney failure.

Pig kidneys were successfully implanted into a human and functioned normally. Surgeons hope to start clinical trials with kidney patients later this year.

Priority #4: ACHIEVE EQUITY and eliminate disparities. Health disparities and the incidence of kidney diseases are undoubtedly connected. We need to address disparities and achieve equity not just in kidney care, but in health care overall.

A team of surgeons at NYU Langone Health in New York have transplanted a pig kidney into a human patient without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient’s immune system.

Priority #2: TRANSFORM TRANSPLANT and increase access to donor kidneys. If patients understood the benefits of transplantation and the process involved, more would likely accept the opportunity and pursue transplant listing.

In a joint statement, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) commended the NKF-ASN Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases for submitting its final report for publication.