By Troy Zimmerman, Vice President of Government Relations
2017 was a fantastic year for kidney patients as progress was made towards increasing awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and introducing key legislative priorities. The kidney patient community banded together to protect patients at the state and federal level. Much of this success by National Kidney Foundation (NKF) was due to the work done by advocates like you, working on behalf of kidney patients. Thank you for all your efforts.
Our accomplishments include the following:
On March 1st, 2017, the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 1270) was introduced to protect living organ donors and remove barriers to donation by prohibiting insurance companies from denying or limiting life, disability and long-term care insurance to living donors, and from charging higher premiums. It will also help to protect the jobs of living donors while they recover from organ donation. …
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