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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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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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More on Kidney Donor Jamie Donaldson’s Death

On April 16, 2015, Jamie Donaldson died while donating a kidney to his father, Frank Donaldson, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Per federal guidelines, Gulf Coast’s transplant services were suspended until an investigation is complete. Liz Freeman, of the Naples Daily News, has been covering this story from the beginning. Below …

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How to Eliminate Some Living Donation Related Costs

Note: Typical with most recently published studies, I’m only able to see the abstract for this one.   Authors collected info from 194 living kidney donors enrolled in the KDOC study. “Most LKDs (n=187, 96%) reported one or more direct costs, including ground transportation (80%), healthcare (24%), lodging (17%) and air transportation (14%)…..Higher total costs …

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