President Trump issues an executive order to improve care and transplants for kidney patients.
The weekend plus executive order to improve care and transplants for kidney patients.
The president's order gives the secretary of health 30 days to pick payment models for providers to increase home dialysis and transplants for at-risk patients.
Lisa olliges spoke with people who work in kidney care and those on dialysis about the push for change.
Will sit in dialysis center for hours as a machine cleans his blood since his kidney can't he hopes to get on home dialysis.
For the convenience factor adn a little more freedom..
This is where i hoook up..marita bigelow already is using a machine like this at home and says the benefits are seeing ballgames and time with grandchildren..
.and i can do whatever i need to in the day when i get ready to go to bed i just hook this up and hwile im sleepign itll go ahead and do the treamtne for six hours..
Jaye reece agrees..
I have my family there so we can carry on wahtever conversation we need to i can play video games with the kids each year 100 thousand people diagnosed with..
There's concern dialysis centers will run out of room.
President trump's order stresses more home dialysis ..
Along with awareness and education so people know they're at risk.
There's a large e population of people who already have end stage renal disese adn that continue s to grow .
Hypertension and diabetes are the two leading cause of endstage renal diseas and thats pretty rampant in our country i didnt know how bad my kidneys were until i went ot see the kidney speicalist at that time i was told i should have been on a donor list a long time ago reece ended up with kidney cancer and has to be five years cancer free to get a trasnplant.
The president wants rules revised for transplant efficiency so organs arent discarded.
Its a reallygreat thing that we're bringing awareness adn the teeth behind it with the legislation in mkaing sure that there are reuglations that ensure we are working as hard as we can to get every organ tansplanted ..
If we can get people on the trnasplant list their transplants end up costing less than dialysis over time.
Standup..wood is just now getting on a trasnplant list but is happy the president is pushing the issue.
W4ell it just opens doors for a lot of paitents aroudn the counry 100 thousand are on waiting list for transplant ..
..in 2018 36 hundred died wiating.in fort scott lisa ollige kaom news.
Dowe: fresenius kidney care in fort scott invites patients, families, friends and physicians to learn more about kidney disease options during a community lobby day august 20-th from eight to one.
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