If you sincerely believe that donated kidneys should be distributed on the basis of objective criteria and not on the basis of where you happen to live, then you might be interested in learning more about companies and organizations that can assist you with logistics and transportation services which make Multi-Listing (listing at more than one transplant center) more effective. A staggering 4,500 people die every year waiting for a kidney transplant in some parts of the United States while kidneys go unused in other regions. It is generally recognized that between 500 and 2,500 organs are wasted annually.
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This has caused End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients to get creative and source new ways to accelerate the Waiting List process such as by Multi-Listing. Yearly, the Kidney Transplant Waiting List has been expanding by 3000 to 4000 patients. Though current policies and data support a beneficial outcome for patients that Multi-List, only 4.7% of patients do because the process can be stressful, complicated and frustrating. Although there are resources (hospitals, healthcare team, etc.) available to help you Multi-List, patients still find that it is difficult to identify the best transplant center based on location, age, blood type, waiting time and insurance coverage. Also, it may be a challenge to coordinate the required immediate transportation and organize post-operation accommodations.
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A recent publication describes how OrganJet's advice and transportation arrangements helped a woman listed in Washington D.C. (5 year median wait time) receive a Kidney Transplant in Pittsburgh within "a few months." When contacted, the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) said , "We are aware of a number of services available to transplant candidates and recipients but don’t have direct involvement with many of them." KidneyBuzz.com similarly does not support one Kidney Transplant assistance organization over another and has no formal opinion on service provided. However, it is recommended that you utilize all of the resources available to assist you in receiving a Kidney Transplant as quickly as possible. This may include Multi-Listing and researching organizations that can assist you in broadening your access to potential Kidney Transplants. Ask your healthcare team for more details about this option as well as others that they suggest. Update
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