NKF Statement on State of the Union Address

Following President Biden’s State of the Union Address, Kevin Longino, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and a kidney transplant recipient issued the following statement:

“Every day, kidney patients experience challenges such as difficulty navigating complicated health care systems, struggles affording prescription medication, and trouble accessing much needed mental health services. We applaud the President for recognizing and speaking to many of these issues during Tuesday’s State of the Union Address.

“But kidney patients have many other priorities that weren’t referenced in [the] speech, including the need to invest in kidney research and prevention activities, enhance access to home dialysis, and ensure that no one dies waiting for a lifesaving transplant.

“The NFK stands ready to work with the President, Congress, and other state and local leaders on all of these issues to improve the lives of the 37 million Americans with kidney disease.”