About the FAIR Foundation

After a second liver transplant and viewing an ABC network 20/20 segment entitled “Disease Politics,” FAIR founder Richard Darling felt it was time for a change in health policy and politic

Darling felt everyone should be entitled to a chance to live with an opportunity for a cure for their disease through a FAIR and equitable distribution of government research dollars; and FAIR and legal access to a transplant without discrimination and without sacrificing their life to a “TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST” due to the shortage of organs. (A US patient dies every 48 minutes due to the shortage of organs for transplant undefined http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/latestData)

The FAIR Foundation was named PRO-RATE NIH initially in 2002 in but the name of the organization was changed to the FAIR (Fair Allocations In Reseach) Foundation in 2007.  

The FAIR Foundation Goals

1)  Change USA organ-donor policy to make more organs available for transplant. This includes but is not limited to lifting the NOTA ban on compensation for living organ donors, living kidney donors in particular. We believe Financial Incentives for living kidney donors and the families of deceased donors will alleviate America’s organ-donor shortage.  Why is this important?

  • Save the thousands of lives who die every year waiting for an organ for transplant
  • Reduce the number of patients on the transplant list
  • Save Medicare significant dollars annually spent on dialysis for half a million patients
  • Correct any discrimination of minority populations who are currently deprived of timely transplants

2)  Provide educational/emotional support for liver and kidney patients and referral for transplant when appropriate.

All information is posted without profit or payment for research and is for educational purposes only, in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107. FAIR Foundation is a federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, federal tax ID# 42-158636.

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