Executive Order Launches Kidney Health Initiative

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In the United States today over 37,000,000 Americans have kidney disease, and nearly 100,000 Americans are on a kidney transplant waiting list. Additionally, 100,000 Americans start dialysis every year, and over half will die in 5 years ( https://www.kidneynews.org/policy-advocacy/leading-edge/aakh-webinar ). In 2016, The U.S. was ranked 39th of 61 countries in kidney transplants per 1,000 dialysis patients (https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/proposed-end-stage-renal-disease-treatment-choices-etc-mandatory-model)….

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