Trump Executive Order Gives Hope To Patients Waiting For Kidney Transplant

GRAFTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump singed an executive order Wednesday, revamping the whole approach to treating kidney disease in this country. And a 19-year-old from Grafton is among the 30 million Americans who could benefit. “I just try to keep busy,” said Samantha Cleveland, “so I don’t focus on why I feel so terrible.” Samantha still battles through chronic fatigue to ride her horse, but is well aware that thousands of people die every year waiting for a kidney. “I try not to think about it,” she said, “because right now I’m doing OK.” Samantha Cleveland (WBZ-TV) But after losing one kidney at age 4, and with the other steadily failing, dialysis will be needed sooner rather than later – and Samantha is already hunting a living donor for a transplant. “We knew this day would come,” her mother said. Alyssa Cleveland fights back tears as she thinks about her daughter’s fragile health, and the executive order signed Wednesday by the president, which – among other things – aims to double the number of kidney transplants by the year 2030. “My order supports the selfless individuals who donate kidneys,” proclaimed Mr. Trump. Samantha Cleveland (WBZ-TV) It does that by offering to repay healthy people for many costs they incur donating one of their two kidneys – things like travel, lost wages and child care. “I’m hoping this will encourage peop...
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