After receiving a large volume of responses from our previous article, There Are Organizations That Make Multi-Listing Easier For Transplant Recipient Candidates, many requested for KidneyBuzz.com to provide more information on the Company that the article referenced, OrganJet. KidneyBuzz.com is committed to providing the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Community with the information it needs in order for its members to lead extended and improved lives.
About 2000 (15%) of usable organs go to waste while over 6,000 people are dying every year waiting for a cadaver (deceased donor) Kidney Transplant. OrganJet is a Nationwide Company that is committed to increasing the total number of transplants by reducing geographic disparity in waiting times for 90,000 patients on the Kidney Transplant Waiting List. The very wealthy (1%) are already multi-listed as it is legal and supported by United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Through its many services OrganJet can help patients list at several transplant centers in different Donor Service Areas (DSA) which makes Multi-Listing accessible to the remaining 99% of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients.
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Though some of OrganJet's services are free such as Patient Advisory Service (PAS), Patient Listing Service (PLS) and Patient Recovery Service (PRS); others like Patient Transport Service (PTS) may not be. Price may depend on distance or type of travel, e.g air ambulance or just regular plane; jet or prop-jet and varies based on market prices. For example, you can expect to pay as much as $8,000-$10,000 per flight hour. Some private insurers allow their customers to apply part of their pre-op travel budget to cover costs which may be incurred. However, the PTS needs to be paid by the customer to OrganJet.
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This “hybrid” entity combines elements of non‐profit such as commitment to social mission and inclusive access across income levels with a for-profit objective. OrganJet's non-profit program GuardianWings, collects donations that will be applied towards services for patients who do not have insurance or cannot afford their services. You may contact KidneyBuzz.com at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on OrganJet or other services. Note that KidneyBuzz.com does not support one Kidney Transplant Assistance Organization over another and this article should not be mistaken for an endorsement. Original Article