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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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ASN Positions

ASN Positions

Official Statements from the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health

ASN Positions address a variety of high-profile issues of importance to ASN members, the patients they serve, and others in the kidney community.

  • ASN Disagrees with SCOTUS Decision in SFFA vs Harvard
    The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) disagrees with the US Supreme Court's decision to limit the consideration of an applicant's race in the admissions process for higher education. The court's decisions in "Students for Fair Administration (SFFA) vs President and Fellows of Harvard College" will hamper long-standing efforts to diversify the health care workforce, including physicians, in the United States.
    Thursday, June 29, 2023
  • ASN-ERA-ISN Joint Statement on the Sudan Crisis
    Together, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association (ERA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) express grave concern for the health and safety of all people, including those with kidney diseases, kidney failure requiring dialysis, and kidney transplants in Sudan affected by the armed conflict.
    Friday, May 19, 2023
  • ASN Statement on the Case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al v FDA et al
    ASN joins the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, a coalition of 48 specialty societies representing more than 800,000 physician members, condemning Judge Kascmaryks' decision, and urging the Supreme Court of the United States to swiftly reverse this decision and act of government overreach.
    Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • ASN Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization
    Casting aside 49 years of precedent and eliminating the constitutional right of millions of Americans to make decisions about their health care, the US Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has inserted the government between patients and their physicians. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) strongly denounces this—or any—interference into the practice of medicine that undermines the integrity of the patient-physician relationship.
    Saturday, June 25, 2022
  • Joint Statement from ASN, ERA, and ISN Demand Kidney Health for All War Victims
    As we celebrate World Kidney Day 2022 and recognize all the incredible advances in our field, we must pause and remember members of the kidney community in war-torn countries. This year's World Kidney Day theme, "Kidney Health for All," underscores harsh inequities that currently exist around the world. While global attention is currently on the war in Ukraine, many other countries—such as Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—are also in conflict.
    Thursday, March 10, 2022
  • ASN Response to Derek Chauvin Verdict
    The recent Derek Chauvin trial raised significant concerns and highlighted the challenges in dismantling structural and systemic racism. While the final verdict brings accountability for the murder of George Floyd, the work of justice continues
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
  • ASN Statement against Hate Crimes towards Asian Americans and in Support of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    ASN strongly condemns the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans throughout the United States, and is committed to doing everything possible to prevent these injustices.
    Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • American Society of Nephrology Statement Requesting Prioritization of Dialysis Patients and Frontline Dialysis Staff for COVID-19 Vaccination
    The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) urgently requests that the nation's Governors and State/Tribal/Territorial Departments of Health prioritize patients receiving dialysis as well as the staff working in dialysis environments to provide this life-saving therapy and place them in Tier 1a for receiving vaccination for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    Monday, December 21, 2020