Trump Signs Executive Order to Address Flaws in Kidney Transplant Process, Says the Change Will Save Lives

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President Donald Trump is hoping that his latest executive order will make the lives of Americans suffering from kidney disease a little bit easier.

According to the Kidney Fund, one in 10 Americans suffers from some form of kidney disease and it is the ninth leading cause of death for Americans. The current system of organ donations — which are necessary for some suffering with kidney disease — leaves many Americans dependent on dialysis treatments while waiting on a transplant.

Trump, along with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, announced their executive efforts to increase the availability of organ transplants. Additionally, the executive order urges dialysis centers to provide in-home care, to ease the burden on those waiting for their own transplant.

The president noted that he understands that dialysis is a “full-time job.” He hopes new process for organ donations and at-home treatments will simplify the lives of Americans suffering from kidney disease. – READ MORE

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