37 million Americans have kidney disease and most of them don’t know that they have it. Kidney disease is one of the top 10 causes of death in the United States.
There are nearly 556,000 people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis and over 208,000 people living with a kidney transplant.
One out of every five Medicare dollars is spent on kidney disease. In 2018, total Medicare spending for ESRD was $48 billion.
Nearly half of new cases of kidney failure are caused by diabetes, and about a quarter of the new cases are caused by hypertension.
Congress should do more to address kidney disease in the United States.
We need more research so we can find a cure. We need to protect living donors from discrimination. We need to ensure that kidney patients have access to the affordable and high quality health care.
Please email your members of Congress today and urge them to remember kidney patients.
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Please remember kidney patients when implementing new laws in the United States!
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]