On March 13, 2020, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) released the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update. The first update since 2006, the guideline focuses on dialysis access choices tailored to individual patient's goals and preferences as well as clinical outcomes.
The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Healthcare Systems Bureau has released the 2019 National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices Report, a national survey to understand public opinion about organ donation and transplantation. Over 10,000 U.S. adults participated in the survey. The report includes information about current support for organ donation, beliefs about organ donation and transplantation, and more.
On December 10, 2019, the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition hosted an educational webinar entitled Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Bloodstream Infections, Wall Boxes, and
March is National Kidney Month, and March 12 is World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide.