On Wednesday President Trump signed an executive order aimed at transforming kidney care.
It’s the first kidney focused executive order since 1973.
The goal is to reduce the number of kidney patients by 25 percent by 2030 and provide incentives for preventive care.
The President’s plan includes educating and treating people with early forms of kidney disease and to make kidney transplants easier to get.
But the first goal of the executive order is to improve detection of kidney problems.
According to the CDC an estimated 96 percent of people with kidney damage or mildly reduced kidney function don’t know they have a problem until it’s in the critical stage.