There are well over 100,000 patients on the Kidney Transplant waiting list with nearly 5,000 patients dying before ever receiving a call. While the Transplant Centers work diligently, the surge of demand for kidney transplants, decreased availability of deceased (dead) donors, and rule changes are making the wait-time for a kidney on the list almost unbearable. New research suggests wait-times are exceeding a decade in some areas of the country and kidneys from the list are becoming very difficult for those over the age of 50-years-old to obtain. While the picture may seem a bit bleak, one salvation is Living Kidney Donation. Dr. Stuart Himmelstein refuses to just wait silently for a lifesaving kidney, and he is setting an example that many other patients are beginning to follow.
Dr. Himmelstein is a Primary Physician that has one goal: Receive a Kidney Transplant so that he can get back to a more normal life and help even more people. A current member of the KidneyBuzz.com Find A Kidney Donor Program, the good doctor has tried all kinds of outlets to get his need to a wider audience of people. He is greatly increasing his odds of finding kind-hearted potential donors. Learn more about Dr. Stuart Himmelstein and ways that you can be more successful with your outreach by watching the below video:
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