ASN's Mission

To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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David M. White

ASN Biography
David M. (Dave) White Former dialysis patient and grateful kidney transplant recipient Proofreader at an international law firm NIH NIDDK Hemodialysis Opioid Prescription Effort (HOPE) Consortium Patient Advisor NIH HEAL Initiative Patient Engagement Work Group Patient Representative Patient Advocate Foundation and National Patient Advocate Foundation Board of Directors Member Kidney Health Initiative Patient and Family Partnership Council Past Chair PCORI Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement Past Chair Quality Insights Renal Network 5 Patient Advisory Committee Past Chair My first six months as a person on dialysis were challenging at best and, at times, perilous. I am fortunate to have a loving family that did not give up on me when I tried to give up on myself.??? A care plan meeting in 2010 changed everything. My care team worked with me to develop a plan of care that empowered me to pursue my full potential as a person living with a serious illness. Most importantly, I was told that I had to own my plan of care for it to work. Thankfully, I listened, took charge of my health, and eventually thrived on dialysis before receiving a kidney transplant from a deceased donor in 2015.???? I have served in many roles to promote better care for people living with kidney diseases and other serious illnesses. The most important one is being a knowledgeable, engaged, and empowered consumer of healthcare products and services. Taking care of my own health always comes first.??