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Why are kidney donors so hard to find?
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: High demand
In order for person to receive a kidney transplant a donor for them must be found.
If that person has a relative or acquaintance that wants to donate a kidney, is very healthy and matches based on the recipient's immune system they can be transplanted. If not they have to wait on a list until a deceased donor becomes available. Again it has to be someone that has healthy kidneys and is a match.

In brief: High demand
In order for person to receive a kidney transplant a donor for them must be found.
If that person has a relative or acquaintance that wants to donate a kidney, is very healthy and matches based on the recipient's immune system they can be transplanted. If not they have to wait on a list until a deceased donor becomes available. Again it has to be someone that has healthy kidneys and is a match.
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