The need for transplant organs in the U.S. is now a life-or-death crisis:
116,000+ Americans are currently on the waiting list for a life saving organ.
All too often, that organ never comes because there are fewer than 16,000 organ donors annually in our country. Due to the shortage of kidneys alone, there are over a 100,000 patients on the transplant waiting list and another half a million people with renal conditions who languish on dialysis for years, many of whom would thrive with a kidney transplant.
In the last decade, over 7000 Americans died each year while waiting for a life-saving organ. That’s more than 20 needless deaths each day.
Our goal is save lives by changing healthcare policy to create more organs for transplant.
Funds are needed for our patient support, education and advocacy efforts.
We can't do it without you. Please help us change public health policy to provide more organs for transplant. Together, we can save lives. Please volunteer your time and talent, and donate your money to our fight.
*The US Department of Health and Human Services, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network: http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov
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More and more people are suffering from chronic kidney failure
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.
THE WARD, shows just how serious the organ donor crisis is and the challenges kidney patients face.
Watch trailer here.,,