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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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Congress Passes Hope Act

Congress has passed the HIV Organ Transplant Equity (HOPE) Act, HR 698/S330, a major ASN policy priority. Once signed into law by the president, the HOPE Act will facilitate greater access to transplant by lifting a federal ban on research into transplanting organs from deceased HIV+ donors to HIV+ patients, one day potentially shortening the wait time for HIV+ patients and people without HIV waiting for a transplant.