A 46-year-old member asked:
what is the likelihood of getting a kidney donation?
2 doctor answers
Dr. James Cain answered
35 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hard to know: The fastest source is a donated kidney, awaiting a cadaveric kidney could be short or very long depending upon your blood type and the availability of organs. We need more organs to transplant.
Answered on Dec 2, 2012
Dr. W. james Chon answered
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: >100,000 patients are in need of kidney transplants and each year there were ~11,500 deceased donor transplants in 2014. The current wait time for deceased donor transplant varies depending on the patient's blood type, degree of sensitization, and the donation area called OPO (organ procurement organization). Although the median wait time is 3.6 yrs, in many large cities, it is > 5 yrs.
Answered on May 24, 2015
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