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NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On behalf of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), we thank the trainees, clinicians, and the public—particularly people with kidney diseases, kidney failure, and kidney transplants—for their ongoing support of the NKF-ASN Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases.

To help the task force draft its final report, NKF and ASN encourage trainees, clinicians, and the public—particularly people with kidney diseases, kidney failure, and kidney transplants—to testify (or provide written comments) during open forums in January.

People who are Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander are at increased risk for developing the disease.

Black or African American people are almost 4 times more likely than Whites to have kidney failure.

Hispanic or Latino people are 1.3 times more likely than non-Hispanic or non-Latino people to have kidney failure.

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