President Trump signs executive order on advancing American kidney health

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:18 AM PT – Wednesday, July 10, 2019

President Trump said his administration is taking groundbreaking action to bring new hope to the millions of Americans suffering from kidney disease. He made those remarks before signing an executive order on advancing American kidney health in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

The President said it’s just one part of his administration’s push to create a health care system that puts patients first. Around 100,000 Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant, and his executive order will help to streamline the kidney transplant process.

President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order about kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

“The organ procurement organizations are going to have rules which really ensure available kidneys, and that they reach waiting patients as quickly as possible because often times they just don’t make it in time,” explained President Trump. “There are cases where they have to be there immediately, they have a certain period of time…we are going to make it so that it gets there in time.”

The President also said his order will help to increase the number of dialysis patients who can receive treatment at home.

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