Bipartisan lawmakers on Wednesday called for greater technological innovation toward treating and preventing chronic kidney disease.
Advocating for more funding for kidney disease research, Reps. Larry BucshonLarry Dean Bucshon Artisans’ Fight for Vaccine Mandates Moves to House Republican Lawmakers Demand Answers on Refund Withheld Following Nassar Equilibrium / Sustainability Disclosure – Presented by NextEra Energy – West Coast Wildfires Fuel East Coast Air Quality Alerts PLUS (R-Ind.) And Suzan delbeneSuzan Kay DelBene Democrats need a win: Now Seattle-area lawmakers say a colleague’s campaign flyer is racist, ‘hideous’ Conclusion MORE (D-Wash.) He spoke at The Hill’s “Kidney Disease and the Path to Saving Lives” event on Wednesday.
Bucshon and DelBene, co-chairs of the Congressional Kidney Caucus, spoke with Steve Clemons of The Hill about the fight against chronic kidney disease in the United States.
“We need to do more,” Bucshon said at the event sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation. “We need to make sure the patients can be at home, we need to look at the transplant areas. A lot of work is being done with artificial kidneys and investments are needed to continue that research. “
“We need to make sure that people have access to all the tools that are available to them,” added DelBene.
The two lawmakers said they support a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society for Nephrology, known as Kidney X, which aims to “accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases”.
The program, partially supported by Congressional funding, has “funded more than 60 innovators with solutions ranging from patient-created tools to the first prototypes of an artificial kidney that could replace the need for dialysis,” DelBene said.
Bucshon added that the Renal Anemia Innovation Support and Expansion Act, designed to help treat iron-deficient patients with chronic kidney disease, is “an area of opportunity for people to be better equipped to do this. by themselves and in their own homes. “
“It will have a dramatic impact on your quality of life,” he said.