We must help improve the outlook for individuals living with chronic kidney disease
September 7, 2023
Nationwide, roughly 37 million Americans — nearly five times the combined population of Alabama and West Virginia — live with chronic kidney disease. This illness, if not properly diagnosed and treated in time, can result in kidney failure. Each year, more than 130,000 Americans receive a diagnosis of kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), an irreversible condition that can be fatal. If left untreated, chronic kidney disease will result in dialysis care or a kidney transplant.