U.S. to improve kidney health with more transplants, home dialysis

WASHINGTON, 11 July । US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday, pledging to reduce the end-stage kidney disease in the country by 25 percent by 2030.

The US The government is required to streamline and expedite the process of kidney matching in order to help kidney transplants increase. It will be considered the premarket approval of wearable or implantable artificial kidneys by the US Food and Drug Administration.

A 2030 by the kidneys available for the purpose, the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told a briefing Wednesday.

The order also proposed more home dialysis, which is less expensive compared with treatment in medical centers. Trump said that only dialysis on 12 percent of patients currently undergo treatments at home.

In the United States, 37 million people suffer from chronic kidney disease and 726,000 people are end-stage kidney disease. Nearly 100,000 Americans are waiting for kidney transplant, and more than 100,000 start dialysis every year, half of them die within five years, according to the White House fact sheet.  

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