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What do American voters think about
compensating Living Kidney Donors?

The majority of Americans are in favor of it...

Read about it online in JAMA Surgery (Published online March 23, 2016) or download the article here. The article, co-authored by Thomas G. Peters, MD; Jonathan S. Fisher, MD; Robert G. Gish, MD; Richard J. Howard, MD, PhD  interprets polling data collected by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) in 2014.

Richard Darling, FAIR Foundation Founder and past president, contracted with Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) to conduct the poll and was instrumental in the formulation of the polling questions. The objective of the poll was to understand where the American public stands regarding their willingness to support a system that offers incentives for organ donation. The poll shows that the majority of Americans support financial incentives for organ donation. We encourage you to download the article for a full discussion and explanation of the poll data. The poll is the first of its kind utilizing accepted testing methodologies to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data (review polling questions here).

Article co-author and transplant surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Fisher discusses compensation for living kidney donors as a remedy for the severe shortage of organs for transplant. Watch the video here.


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More and more people are suffering from chronic kidney failure
due to epidemic rates of diabetes, hypertension and other causes.

There are over 600,000 patients on dialysis in this country alone. The majority of all patients on the waiting list need a kidney. One in 7 people will die waiting.

Read more about this crisis...

  American Patients waiting for an organ transplant
                 One person is added to the list every 10 minutes

    2,553    Organ transplants in 2015
    1,192    Organ Donors in 2015
Average number of people who die every day
                   while waiting for a transplant

Please help us change public health policy to provide more organs for transplant. Together, we can save lives.

We challenge you to join our fight...
Help us save lives.

Please volunteer your time and talent, and donate your money to our fight. We can't do it without you.

On December 23, 1954, Dr. Joseph Murray performed the first successful kidney transplant


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Listen to "The Ethics of Compensating Organ Donors.

Listen to more about 
the first successful
kidney transplant surgery
National Public Radio.

*The US Department of Health and Human Services, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network: http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov

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