Thursday, July 11, 2019

Trump signs XO encouraging more kidney transplantation and more home dialysis, with less use of centers

The Trump administration has signed an Executive Order which would provide more Medicare “investment” in home kidney dialysis machines, as compared to treatment in dialysis centers, and would also favor more people getting kidney transplants.

CNBC reports on the business impact here

Trey Yingst, from Fox News, tweeted yesterday that some people have multiple transplants, as many fail.

But an increase in transplants would probably lead to more social pressure for people to make live kidney donations.
Organ generosity was not possible when I was growing up, so the social media climate surrounding it was not really possible then.

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