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ASN Main Color.pngThe COVID-19 pandemic is placing a strain on states and hospital systems across the nation as they face the challenge of limited medical resources, including ventilators.

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) learned of reports of blanket crisis-management policies that were previously developed or under consideration. These arbitrary policies deprived certain patients, including kidney patients, of life-saving interventions, such as ventilation. Last week, ASN and NKF wrote to the National Governors Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures requesting that they urge their members to ensure that their states, and the healthcare systems within their states, do not tolerate this type of discrimination.