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VA Partners With American Kidney Fund, Business to Tackle CKD

Annette Boyle

Sep 23, 2022

Several new partnerships are positioning the VA to offer more extensive services, educational material and testing for the one in six veterans estimated to have chronic kidney disease.

In 2014, between 1.1 million and 2.5 million veterans had CKD, depending on the definition used, and their care cost the VA approximately $18 million, excluding expenses associated with transplantations.1 The VA estimates that the number of veterans with CKD increases by about 30,000 each year. With so many affected and at-risk veterans, keeping as many former service members as possible from developing kidney disease and helping those who have it live their best life possible is a high priority for the VA.


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