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how many people are waiting for a kidney transplant in washington, dc?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Check: With the unos web site to get the exact figures, as they vary from month to month.

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How many years does a kidney transplant last?

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Dr. Keith Klein
Nephrology and Dialysis 50 years experience
Many years: Depends.. If from living donor, about 90% last five years, 75% last about ten years and nowadays, more and more last more than 20 years if from deceased donor, subtract about 10%-15% from the above numbers. This assumes a decent match and proper attention to taking transplant medications.
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How many people are waiting for a kidney transplant?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Over 90,000: Currently in the United States about 93, 000 candidates are waiting for a kidney transplant. There are about 17, 000 performed annually.
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What are the chances of getting a kidney transplant? How many months/years would you normally have to wait for one?

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Several years: The wait is usually a long one unless a donor specifically volunteers to give you a kidney. The list of individuals needing a kidney is far longer than the list of donors.

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