ASTS held its inaugural virtual Advocacy Days event on September 22 and 23 to advance priority legislation.
A diverse group of participants included transplant surgeons, advanced transplant providers, a trainee, and our sponsors. Approximately 30 members engaged Capitol Hill staffers on the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act (S.3353/H.R. 5534) and the Living Donor Protection Act of 2019 (S. 511/H.R. 1224). We discussed a joint letter ASTS signed onto with 23 other members of the Transplant Roundtable asking the senate leadership to pass the Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage bill as soon as possible. We are grateful to our sponsors, CareDx, Sanofi, and CSL Behring for their support.
Thank you to all those who participated and helped make this event a success!