Saturday, October 31, 2020: Remove Race-Based eGFR
National APAMSA is proud to sign onto the following petition for racial justice in eGFR reporting. Race is a sociological construct, not a biological fact, and race-based tests and therapies should no longer be an unquestioned part of our medical practices. We are passing on the following request from the petition authors for individuals to sign on to the petition:
Since June, numerous institutions across the country, including UCSF, have successfully eliminated race-based eGFR reporting, but it needs to happen in ALL hospitals. So, with this new, national petition, we are taking our demands to the National Kidney Foundation-American Society of Nephrology (NKF-ASN) and beyond.
If you haven't already, please sign on to the National Petition for Racial Justice in eGFR reporting. Link for sharing: https://tinyurl.com/change-egfr
This is not just about eGFR, and it’s not just about 1 or 2 individually isolated problematic race-based equations or guidelines. It’s a whole systems problem of weaponizing race as biology. And it's not just about our institution. It's all of healthcare. Thank you for considering signing on!
Drs. Monica Hahn, Stephen Richmond, Juliana Morris, Nathan Kim, and Vanessa Grubbs