Category Archive: Deceased Organ Donation

Deceased organ donation and transplantation

Transplant Wait List Watch 2016 #3

As of 10:31 am on August 11, 2016, OPTN says there are 77,358 folks on the active US transplant wait list. That’s a .33% decrease since May 10, 2016, and a 6.95% increase since this project began on April 19, 2011.   <- By using the larger statistic, OPTN, the government and the media are …

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Transplant Wait List Watch 2016 #2

As of 8:03 pm May 10, 2016, OPTN says there are 77,617 folks on the active US transplant wait list. That’s a .62% decrease since March 18, 2016, and a 7.3% increase since this project began on April 19, 2011.   There are 108,046 registrants on the kidney wait list (active and inactive) and 100,102 …

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Transplant Wait List Watch 2016 #1

  Today, March 18, 2016, OPTN’s website states there are 78,104 *active* folks on the transplant wait list. The total of active and inactive folks totals 121,424. Remember: inactive candidates/registrants can’t undergo a transplant even if an organ becomes available. So, the wait list is artificially inflated by 35.6%  Today’s stat is a decrease of …

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Older Kidneys Are A Good Alternative For Older Recipients

“[Deceased donor] organs from older donors are often discarded due to the macroscopic appearance of the parenchyma or major vessels. On the other hand, a large number of elderly patients are potential candidates for kidney transplantation, while many kidneys from elderly deceased donors are discarded due to a lack of age-matched recipients. In addition, a …

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Transplant Wait List Watch 2015, #5

Today, October 19, 2015, there are 79,052 *active* folks on the OPTN transplant wait list. That’s a .965% increase since July 19, 2015, and 9.29% increase since April 29, 2011.   Note: OPTN lists a total of 122,516 candidates, which translates into 43,464 inactive candidates, or 35.47%. Since OPTN changed policy in 2003, allowing “inactives” …

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