Support legislation for CKD research and treatment

You can make a difference by sending a personalized message to Congress in support of the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2015 (H.R. 1130, S. 598).

Thirty-one million Americans are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and 636,000 of those are living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), relying on dialysis or transplant for survival. The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2015 was introduced in late February by Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA), John Lewis (D-GA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Bill Nelson (D-FL).

This legislation would improve the coordination of patient care. It would expand patient access to kidney disease education programs and home dialysis treatment options. It would address kidney disease research, setting the nation on the path toward a cure through efficiently managed and coordinated biomedical research. The legislation would require the GAO to assess the adequacy of federal funding for CKD research relative to the expenditures for CKD care and identify gaps in research. The legislation also mandates a federal study to better understand the progression of kidney disease and treatment of kidney failure in minority populations. 

This legislation is critically important to the health of Americans living with CKD and kidney failure. Please send a personalized letter to Congress today. Ask your Representative and Senators to co-sponsor the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2015!

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Support legislation for kidney disease research and treatment!

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing you to ask that you co-sponsor a piece of legislation that will make a critical difference in our nation's health.

Thirty-one million Americans are living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and 636,000 of those are living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), relying on dialysis or transplant for survival.

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2015 (H.R. 1130, S. 598) was introduced in late February by Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA), John Lewis (D-GA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Bill Nelson (D-FL).

This legislation would improve the coordination of patient care. It would expand patient access to kidney disease education programs and home dialysis treatment options. It would address kidney disease research, setting the nation on the path toward a cure through efficiently managed and coordinated biomedical research. The legislation would require the GAO to assess the adequacy of federal funding for CKD research relative to the expenditures for CKD care and identify gaps in research. The legislation also mandates a federal study to better understand the progression of kidney disease and treatment of kidney failure in minority populations.


Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]