Did you know that “A kidney transplant is not a last resort; it’s a first resort,” according to nephrologist Emilio Poggio, MD, an expert in kidney transplantation. Did you know that Of the 16,000 kidney transplants conducted in the U.S. every year, 30 to 40 percent come from living donors. Those transplants have greater success than transplants from cadavers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 10 percent of American adults – about 20 million people — have chronic kidney disease. Dr. Poggio says 600,000 are on dialysis and 100,000 are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. Yet only 16,000 transplants are done each year. *
What can you do?
How can you help someone that needs a donor if you are not a mach for them?
*Quotations from “health.clevelandclinic.org/4-facts-you-need-to-know-about-kidney-transplants-and-dialysis/”