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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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Transplant Wait List Watch 2015 #4

Today, July 19, 2015: 78,926 people on the active US transplant wait list. That’s a .26% decrease from May 19, and a 9.12% increase since we began this journey on April 29, 2011.   Prior check-ins: May 19, 2015: 79,134. April 9, 2015: 78,196 March 10, 2015: 78,012. December 26, 2014: 79,870. September 21, 2014: …

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Transplant Wait List Watch 2014, #2

As of today, 79,870 folks on the active wait list. That’s a 10.42% increase since April 29, 2011.   109,762 active and inactive people on the kidney wait list. On September 21, 2014, there were 108,989. That’s a .7% increase.   Prior checks: September 21, 2014: 79,127.  March 18, 2013: 74, 758. January 20, 2013: 74,352. …

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Transplant Wait List Watch, #1 for 2013

Since I ran across a message board post from someone perpetuating the idea that the wait list is growing exponentially, I thought it’d be a good time to peruse the active wait list numbers and see how they’ve continued to fare.   Prior check-ins: November 9, 2012: 74,558 August 11, 2012: 73,104 June 24, 2012: 73,146 May 11, …

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