Prospects For NIH And Kidney Research Funding In The New Congress

The dust is still settling from the election of November 4, 2014, when Republicans gained control of both chambers of Congress. Whether a Republican Congress and a Democratic administration can work together to address the many domestic and foreign challenges confronting the country today is one of the biggest questions as we head into 2015.

Living Donor Protection Act: Making a Difference for You and Your Patients

This month leaders from ASN and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will join kidney patients on Capitol Hill and continue their leadership in pushing forward the Living Donor Protection Act. Help ASN make a difference  and make your voice heard https://www.asn-online.org/policy/lac.aspx

ASN Policy Update: Living Donor Protection Act a Priority

ASN provides input on potential options for a bill to improve care for people with chronic conditions. 

ASN and ASPN Rally Record Support for Kidney Research

In an unprecedented show of support, 35 kidney organizations have joined ASN and ASPN in urging the US Congress to increase kidney research funding in 2017. http://www.asn-online.org/policy/webdocsniddk2017signon.pdf

Burden of Kidney Disease

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News for Kidney Professionals

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Out of Whack: Kidney Research is Underfunded Compared to Cost of Care

Investing in kidney research is crucial to improving clinical outcomes of Americans with kidney disease and the cost-effectiveness of kidney care.

Please bolster kidney research funding by an additional $1.5 billion ($150 million over 10 years) for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

ASN Policy: Advocating for You and Your Patients

Every day ASN volunteers and staff address the most critical issues in healthcare on behalf of patients with kidney disease and the professionals who advance their care. Learn more about issues at the top of ASN's priority list here. These priorities include pushing forward the Living Donor Protection Act, helping legislators understand why more funding for kidney research is vital to improving care, and crafting policies that will improve care of patients with chronic diseases.