ASN Press Releases: 2021
Latest Release: PATIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL–RELATED KIDNEY FAILURE BENEFIT FROM TRANSPLANTS BUT ARE LESS LIKELY TO RECEIVE THEM
Thursday, February 25, 2021
• Patients with kidney failure associated with sickle cell disease benefit from kidney transplants, but they're less likely than other patients to receive them.
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- AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY LEADS EFFORTS TO ADVANCE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF COVID-19 VACCINES TO DIALYSIS PATIENTS
45 organizations send the Biden-Harris Administration a letter urging a swift release of a federal COVID-19 vaccine allocation.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
- WAITLIST POLICIES MAY CONTRIBUTE TO RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ACCESS TO KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
• Racial disparities in access to kidney transplantation persist in the United States. New research indicates that registering Black patients on the kidney transplant waitlist at a slightly higher level of kidney function compared with white patients might lessen racial inequality in patients' wait time prior to kidney failure onset, and ultimately improve racial equity in access to kidney transplantation.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
- POST-TRANSPLANT MORTALITY AMONG VETERANS ENROLLED IN THE VA AND MEDICARE
• Veterans who receive all of their post–kidney transplant care within the Veterans Health Administration (VA) have a lower risk of death than those who receive care outside the VA through Medicare coverage, according to a recent study.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
- RECENT EFFORTS HAVEN'T IMPROVED ACCESS TO KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
• Despite wide recognition, policy reforms, and extensive research to address barriers in patients' access to kidney transplantation, investigators found no improvement in rates of wait list placement and transplantation over 2 decades. • Moreover, rates among vulnerable populations are especially low.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
- AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY CALLS ON BIDEN-HARRIS ADMINISTRATION TO INCREASE TRANSPLANT AVAILABILITY AND EQUITY
On behalf of U.S. kidney professionals and the nearly 800,000 Americans with kidney failure, the American Society of Nephrology urges implementation of the Organ Procurement Organization final rule that will increase organs available for transplant and reduce transplant inequities.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
- HHS AND THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY ANNOUNCE EIGHT WINNERS IN ROUND 1 OF THE KIDNEYX COVID-19 KIDNEY CARE CHALLENGE
The $300,000 challenge has identified creative solutions that reduce risk during the pandemic
Friday, January 29, 2021
- STUDY EXAMINES SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF DISPARITIES IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION
• Race and social determinants of health were associated with the likelihood of undergoing kidney transplantation among US adults with kidney failure. • Interventions that target social determinants of health may improve access to kidney transplantation.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
- SUSAN E. QUAGGIN, MD, FASN, TO LEAD AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY IN 2021; LOOKS AHEAD TO DRAMATICALLY POSITIVE CHANGES IN KIDNEY CARE
Dr. Quaggin will lead more than 21,000 kidney professionals during an exciting period of change and innovation.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021