ASN Press Releases: 2022
Latest Release: COVID-19 and its Impact on Kidney Patients Utilizing U.S. Dialysis Centers
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
A joint statement from the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology January 18, 2022 The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) stress the precarious position people with kidney failure, who are immunocompromised, face as the recent Omicron wave continues to spread among patients and staff at dialysis facilities. Cases of COVID-19 are causing serious illness, forcing shortened treatment times for patients, and exacerbating shortages in staff and supplies that impede access to this life-sustaining treatment. COVID-19's impact on people with kidney diseases has resulted in the first decline in the number of patients on dialysis in the United States in the 50-year history of the Medicare ESRD Program.
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