The Kidney Transplant Waiting List has more than doubled since 2001, with over 100,000 patients currently awaiting a Kidney Transplant. Depending on the region, the waiting time could exceed five (5) to seven (7) years and over 4,500 patients die every year while awaiting a call from the Kidney Transplant Waiting List. Hence, it is in a patient's best interest to be listed on a highly active Kidney Transplant List, if possible, in order to help improve his/her chances of receiving a match. The following Kidney Transplant Centers are the most active in the United States:
- University of California San Francisco - 356 Kidney Transplants in 2015
- Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital - 323 Kidney Transplants in 2015
- University of California Los Angeles Medical Center - 322 Kidney Transplants in 2015
- Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami) - 317 Kidney Transplants in 2015
- University of California Davis Medical Center - 313 Kidney Transplants in 2015
Since there is a growing demand for Kidney Transplants, patients should not simply wait on the list for a call. It is imperative (crucial) that individuals in need of transplant begin sharing their stories with a wider audience of altruistic (selfless) potential donors. If you need help, then click here to sign up for the Find A Kidney Donor Program.
If you are beginning your search then consider trying these simple helpful tips:
1.) Print off paper cards with your Kidney Transplant Coordinator's contact information to hand out to friends, family, and strangers who may be interested in helping.
2.) Post a flyer at a local coffee shop with your blood type and contact information to your Transplant Center and request that those who are interested contact your center for more information about donating.
3.) Request a FREE guide to engage potential altruistic donors offline upon sign up for the Find A Kidney Donor Program (click here).
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