Category Archive: OPTN

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

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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OPTN Standards For Transplant Surgeons Are Too Low

This excerpt pretty much says it all: The learning curve [of a surgeon specializing in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy], defined by decreased operating time, averaged 35 cases. Improved intra-operative, patient, and recipient outcomes were observed for centers performing ?50 LDNs annually. The United Network of Organ Sharing [UNOS; in this case used as a synonym for …

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Living As My Sister’s Keeper

The Establishment published this essay a couple of weeks ago, entitled Of Kin and Kidney Transplants: Living As My Sister’s Keeper. It juxtaposes the Herrick transplant with a personal narrative, interspersed with research about risks. (It’s much more impactful and entertaining than it sounds, I promise). Please read and share with everyone who needs to …

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