A bill has been entered into the House of Representatives that is extremely important to all of us kidney and dialysis patients. According to the Dialysis Patient Citizen:
This bill seeks to advance several proactive kidney care policy initiatives and provides a vehicle for educating Members of Congress and the public about the issues facing kidney disease patients and the kidney community as a whole.
Here’s what you need to do:
!. Contact your Congressional Representative!
That’s it! There’s no step 2! So, please take a moment, click the link above, and TAKE ACTION to send a message to your member of Congress. You will have to enter information like name, address, etc. but it’s secure on this website. I have never been spammed by this group. Also, you must enter that information because it will find who your Representative is and help you send him/her an email.
When you’ve done this, please post to your Facebook page, Twitter, Linkdin, etc. Spread the word! Encourage your friends to do so, too!
We are a small community but we can have a loud voice if you add yours.
From Renal Support Network, here’s more about HB4814, the Kidney Care Bill.
I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time.
In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee
I want to advance knowledge about dialysis and transplant so that others can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them in www.DevonTexas.com
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