BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Eastern Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20210907T212420Z DESCRIPTION:Thank you for signing up to attend “Increasing Kidney Transpl ants in Communities of Color\,” hosted by the American Kidney Fund.\n \n This event will be held on September 15\, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET. You can ac cess the Briefing at https://www.kidneyfund.org/briefing at the designated time.\n \nThis Congressional Briefing is part of the American Kidney Fund 's Kidney Action Week. Learn more about Kidney Action Week and access all programming on our website: https://kidneyactionweek.org/\n \n____________ ____________________________________________________________________ \n \n \nMODERATOR\n* Frances Ashe-Goins – Adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina\; Former Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Hea lth and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) & AKF Board Member\, Columbia\, SC\n \nSPEAKERS\n* Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) – Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce\n* LaVarne Burton – President and CEO\, American Kidney Fund\n* J. Keith Melancon\ , MD – Director of Transplant\, George Washington University Hospital\n* Ken Sutha\, MD\, PhD – Instructor of Pediatric Nephrology \, Stanford U niversity & AKF Ambassador\, Palo Alto\, CA\n* Eric Dolby – AKF Ambassad or\, Raleigh\, NC\n* Nichole Jefferson – AKF Ambassador\, Dallas\, TX\n \n________________________________________________________________________ ________ \n \n \nThe pandemic has brought to light what we in the kidney d isease world have known for a long time: health disparities among communi ties of color leads to the higher incidence of disease and mortality in th ese populations. This is especially striking with regard to kidney diseas e\, particularly in the Black community. While Black people are only 13% of the US population\, they make up more than a third of the people with k idney failure. The most effective treatment for most people with kidney f ailure is a kidney transplant. But unfortunately\, the health disparities that lead to higher incidence of kidney failure also lead to difficulties in accessing kidney transplants. \n \nPeople from communities have color can have longer times on the transplant waiting list\, lower access to li ving donor kidney transplants and lower rates of the transplant kidney sur viving. The reasons for this are numerous\, including inadequate patient e ducation\, low socioeconomic status and insufficient health insurance.\n \ nOur briefing will focus on the challenges that people from communities of color face in getting transplants and what we can do about it\, such as i ncreasing living organ donation. For example\, a kidney from a living kidn ey donor functions on average for 12- 20 years\, while kidneys from deceas ed donors function for 8-12 years. \n \n DTEND;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20210915T140000 DTSTAMP:20210907T212420Z DTSTART;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20210915T130000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210907T212420Z PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:The American Kidney Fund Presents: Increasing Kidney Transplants in Communities of Color TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000F0D743D80C95D701000000000000000 01000000056813C2E2E6B7949861DCAB6EC7C7AA4 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Thank you for signing up to attend “\;Increasing Kidney Transplan ts in Communities of Color\,”\; hosted by the American Kidney Fund.

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This event will be held on September 15\, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Y ou can access the Briefing at https://www.kidneyfund.org/briefing at the designated time.

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Th is Congressional Briefing is part of the American Kidney Fund's Kidney Action Week. Learn more about Kidney Action Week and access all progra mming on our website: https://kidn eyactionweek.org/

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The pandemic has brought to light what we in the kidney disease world have known for a long time:&n bsp\; health disparities among communities of color leads to the hi gher incidence of disease and mortality in these populations. \; This is especially striking with regard t o kidney disease\, particularly in the Black community. \; While Black people are only 13% of the US popul ation\, they make up more than a third of the people with kidney failure.< span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> \; The most effective treatment for most people with kidney failure is a kidney transplant. \; But unfortunately\, the health disparities that lead to higher incidence of kidney failure also lead to difficulties in accessing kidney transplants. \;

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People from communities have color can have longer times on the transplant waiting list\, lower access to living donor kidney transplants and lower rates of the transplant kidney surviving. The reasons for this are numerous\, including inadequate patient education\, low socioeconomic status and insufficient health insurance.

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Our briefing will focus on the challenges that people from communities of color face in getting tran splants and what we can do about it\, such as increasing living organ dona tion. For example\, a kidney from a living kidney donor functions on avera ge for 12- 20 years\, while kidneys from deceased donors function for 8-12 years. \;

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