New Living Organ Donation Collaboration Announced at White House Organ Summit

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Advocacy in Action

Johns Hopkins University, National Kidney Foundation and Novartis team up to help patients

find living donors

The White House-hosted Organ Summit is an essential step towards increasing access to organ transplants and reducing the organ waiting list.  At the Organ Summit, the Administration and private entities will announce a new set of actions that will build on the Administration’s previous accomplishments to improve outcomes for individuals waiting for organ transplants and improve support for living donors.

At the White House Organ Summit today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Novartis to nationally launch the Live Donor Champion Program.  Developed by transplant surgeon Dr. Dorry Segev at Johns Hopkins University, the Live Donor Champion Program aims to overcome common barriers to finding a living kidney donor—a need for more education about living donation; and a reluctance to start a conversation about donation…

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