Gaining Support for the Kidney Cause

Advocacy in Action

While Congress was in recess during the month of August, our Kidney Action Committee (KAC) liaisons took advantage of this opportunity to meet directly with their congressional delegations and staffs in their district offices to advocate for the issues important to them. More than 20 meetings were held throughout the country. On the agenda? Emphasizing the importance of federally funded health programs such as Medicare, which provides dialysis coverage for most Americans with kidney failure, and stressing the need for increased funding for kidney disease research through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Bill Murray (in orange) meets with Senator Carper's staff Liaison Bill Murray (in orange), Marielle Van Thuyne (NKF) and Steve Tornone (Gift of Life) with Senator Carper’s staff (l) – Delaware 

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