Here’s a YUGE development in organ transplant!
NEW LIVING ORGAN DONATION COLLABORATION ANNOUNCED AT WHITE HOUSE ORGAN SUMMIT
From the National Kidney Foundation website…
“The White House annouced a new collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Novartis to nationally launch the Live Donor Champion Program. Developed by transplant surgeon Dr. Dorry Segev at Johns Hopkins University, the Live Donor Champion Program aims to overcome common barriers to finding a living kidney donor—a need for more education about living donation; and a reluctance to start a conversation about donation among transplant candidates.”
There are over one hundred thousand patients seeking new kidneys and four thousand died in 2015 while waiting for a new kidney. Only 1 in 5 of those 100k waiting will receive a kidney. Getting living persons to donate a kidney increases the number available for transplant and living kidneys are better for transplant, too!
Read the news release here through the National Kidney Foundation page…