Urge Your Representatives to Support Funding for Kidney Research

Kidney patients need a cure. 30 million Americans have kidney disease. Kidney failure is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. There are 495,000 people on dialysis and nearly 208,000 living with kidney transplants. Each month, about 10,000 new cases of kidney failure are diagnosed. Americans need a bigger investment in kidney research.

Please urge your elected official to vote to support funding for kidney research.

The Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Humans Services, and Education Funding bill was passed by both the House and Senate as part of a larger bill, which included funding for the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor. Both Chambers have reconciled the differences, and the Senate passed the conference report, which is bill with agreed upon changes on September 19, 2018.  The conference report includes an increase of $59 million to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). It also includes language directing the NIDDK to expand opportunities for kidney research and commends the creation of KidneyX, which is a public-private partnership aimed at spurring innovation in kidney treatments. With the private sector matching federal dollars, KidneyX offers opportunities for new therapies, drugs, and medical devices to battle kidney disease.

Please email your Representative today, and urge them to support funding for kidney research.

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Please Support Funding for Kidney Research

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent and someone who has been touched by kidney disease, I am writing to request you support kidney disease research.

Kidney patients need a cure. 30 million Americans have kidney disease. Kidney failure is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. There are 495,000 people on dialysis and nearly 208,000 living with kidney transplants. Each month, about 10,000 new cases of kidney failure are diagnosed. Americans need a bigger investment in kidney research.

The conference report that includes the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Humans Services, and Education Appropriations bill was passed by the U.S. Senate on September 18, 2018. It includes an increase of $59 million to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). It also includes language directing the NIDDK to expand opportunities for kidney research and commends the creation of KidneyX, which is a public-private partnership aimed at spurring innovation in kidney treatments. With the private sector matching federal dollars, KidneyX offers opportunities for new therapies, drugs, and medical devices to battle kidney disease.

Please vote yes on the conference report for H.R. 6157, which includes theFiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Humans Services, and Education Appropriations bill.


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