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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Legislative Action Center

Urge Your Legislators to Fund KidneyX and Accelerate Breakthroughs in Care

Advocates from the American Association of Kidney Patients and the American Society of Nephrology are meeting with Representatives, Senators, and their respective staffs today to urge Congress to fund KidneyX, a public-private partnership to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases.

KidneyX received 165 submissions for its first prize competition to redesign dialysis by accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation dialysis products. In the words of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, this high level of interest "shows what a prize competition can drive in an otherwise neglected investment space."

In order to continue to this success and accelerate the development of new therapies for people with kidney diseases we need your voice.

Please help ASN promote the acceleration of breakthroughs in care for patients with kidney disease by taking action and asking your Congressional delegation to fund KidneyX.

By filling out the form below, you will be able to send a pre-composed letter directly to your legislators.

Take action now and ask your legislators to fund KidneyX.