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ASN Society News - June 2016

ASN and KHI Attend White House Organ Summit

On June 13, 2016, ASN and its public-private partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI)—participated in a summit the White House convened to address the organ shortage crisis. Too many Americans—approximately 100,000—are on the waitlist for a kidney transplant and 13 die every day waiting for their name to be called. At the summit, ASN and KHI announced three new commitments to improve treatment options and transplantation access for patients with kidney diseases.

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Listen to the podcasts below to hear ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN, ASN Secretary-Treasurer and Public Policy Board Chair John R. Sedor, MD, FASN, and ASN Transplant Advisory Group Chair Michelle A. Josephson, MD, discuss their day at the White House and ASN's commitments.