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NEW YORK, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DaVita Kidney Care and the Nationwide Kidney Basis (NKF) at this time introduced their collaboration in launching an progressive, yearlong pilot geared toward enhancing well being fairness in kidney transplantation with a newly-developed program inside NKF’s THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE platform.
“Many individuals by no means discover a dwelling donor just because they’re afraid to ask,” mentioned Kevin Longino, CEO, Nationwide Kidney Basis and a kidney transplant affected person. “NKF’s THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE platform helps sufferers and households discover ways to discover a dwelling donor and we’re grateful to DaVita for his or her assist in serving to to succeed in sufferers in underserved areas.”
The pilot will happen in Colorado, New York, Minnesota and New Mexico. DaVita and NKF fastidiously chosen these states as a result of every has a singular alternative to enhance well being fairness in kidney transplantation. As well as, each organizations have a powerful, on-the-ground presence in these states, with operational groups which might be properly linked to the transplant and well being care ecosystem.
NKF’s THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE platform empowers kidney sufferers and households to share the necessity for a kidney with their neighborhood and discover a dwelling donor. By way of this new pilot program, which affords in depth assist and instruments in a digital format, NKF will present high-touch, in-depth training and assist to sufferers and households looking for a kidney transplant from a dwelling donor. This system consists of one-on-one steering from a educated Affected person Navigator, interactive instruments on a brand new internet platform, a non-public on-line neighborhood for program individuals, and assist from healthcare professionals.
“Discovering a dwelling kidney donor is an enormous deal. NKF’s THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE program is an incredible useful resource to empower sufferers with the data and confidence to unfold the phrase about their want and have these deeply private conversations,” mentioned Dr. Jeff Giullian, chief medical officer for DaVita Kidney Care. “We hope that combining NKF’s progressive program with DaVita’s experience in care supply will enhance well being fairness amongst sufferers receiving transplants from dwelling donors on this pilot.”
Greater than 500,000 folks in the US are at the moment dwelling with kidney failure. The one remedy choice that enables them to reside with out dialysis is to obtain a transplant. Nonetheless, there are practically 100,000 people ready to obtain a kidney, with a median wait time of three to seven years for a deceased donor relying on the place an individual lives. Because of this, many sufferers with kidney failure can profit from dwelling organ donation, which usually can happen a lot sooner. Whereas a kidney from a deceased donor might solely stay viable for 8-12 years, a transplanted kidney from a dwelling donor can proceed functioning correctly for 12-20 years – limiting the potential want for dialysis later in life.
To be taught extra concerning the new pilot program contact [email protected]. To be taught extra about NKF’s THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE platform go to kidney.org/livingdonation.
To be taught extra about DaVita’s transplant assist, go to DaVita.com/Transplant.
Kidney Illness Details
In the US, 37 million adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and roughly 90 p.c do not know they’ve it. 1 in three adults within the U.S. are in danger for persistent kidney illness. Threat elements for kidney illness embody: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and household historical past. Folks of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, or Native Hawaiian or Different Pacific Islander descent are at elevated threat for growing the illness. Blacks or African People are virtually four instances extra seemingly than White People to have kidney failure. Hispanics are 1.three instances extra seemingly than non-Hispanics to have kidney failure.
About Nationwide Kidney Basis Dwelling Organ Donation Assets
THE BIG ASK: THE BIG GIVE platform, which supplies nationwide outreach, is designed to extend kidney transplantation via coaching and instruments that assist sufferers and households discover a dwelling donor. It consists of direct affected person and caregiver assist via our toll-free assist line 855-NKF-CARES, peer mentoring from a fellow kidney affected person or a dwelling donor, on-line communities, an advocacy marketing campaign to take away obstacles to donation, and a multi-media public consciousness marketing campaign. All assets are free and designed to show kidney sufferers, or their advocates, tips on how to make a “large ask” to their mates, family members, or neighborhood to think about making a “large give,” a dwelling organ donation. www.kidney.org/livingdonation.
In regards to the Nationwide Kidney Basis
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the most important, most complete, and longstanding patient-centric group devoted to the attention, prevention, and remedy of kidney illness within the U.S. For extra details about NKF, go to www.kidney.org.
About DaVita Inc.
DaVita (NYSE: DVA) is a well being care supplier targeted on reworking care supply to enhance high quality of life for sufferers globally. The corporate is likely one of the largest suppliers of kidney care companies within the U.S. and has been a pacesetter in scientific high quality and innovation for greater than 20 years. By way of DaVita Kidney Care, the corporate treats sufferers with persistent kidney illness and finish stage kidney illness. DaVita is dedicated to daring, patient-centric care fashions, implementing the most recent applied sciences and transferring towards built-in care choices for all. [Through these efforts, DaVita has also become the largest provider of home dialysis in the country.]1 As of March 31, 2021, DaVita served 202,600 sufferers at 2,827 outpatient dialysis facilities in the United States. The corporate additionally operated 323 outpatient dialysis facilities in ten international locations worldwide. DaVita has decreased hospitalizations, improved mortality, and labored collaboratively to propel the kidney care business to undertake an equitable and high-quality customary of look after all sufferers, in every single place. To be taught extra, go to DaVita.com/About.
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SOURCE Nationwide Kidney Basis
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