Dialysis has forced me to make major adjustments, requiring me to make three weekly trips to the clinic for four-hour treatments while I continue my years-long wait for a kidney transplant. 

I work hard to maintain my diet, get proper exercise, and stay on top of all of my treatments, but many dialysis patients can’t because they have diabetes or other serious conditions alongside kidney disease, and they need help coordinating their care. 

A new bill working its way through Congress could help. The BETTER Kidney Care Act would allow all the doctors a dialysis patient sees to work together and find solutions that are best for each patient as an individual. 

By supporting this bill, Representative Tom Graves and his colleagues in Congress can help patients here in Georgia and across the United States who are anxiously awaiting a transplant, or who may not be able to receive one.

Tobin A. Brittian