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Congress must remove impediments to living organ donation

June 14, 2021

Chronic kidney disease is an often-overlooked public health crisis that affects an estimated 37 million Americans, 15% of the adult population, and is one of the top 10 leading causes of death. It’s most often caused by long-term diabetes and high blood pressure, but another significant cause is that of a genetic disease: Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), which affects an estimated 600,000 Americans — including me. PKD came about in my family as a spontaneous mutation in my mother, who then passed it to me.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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