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U.S. Transplant Waiting List Hits 100,000 – America Needs Two Waiting Lists, Not One by Dave Undis Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 1:51pm The waiting list for organ transplants in the United States has topped 100,000 people. America needs two transplant waiting lists, according to LifeSharers, a national network of organ donors: the ‘A’ list for registered organ donors and the ‘B’ list for people who have not agreed to donate. Read our full news release here. Click here t ... Read on »
The Future Of Organ Transplants — No Waiting! by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Fri 09 Nov 2012 7:02am Since the National Organ Transplant Act (NOTA) went into effect in 1984 we have had a shortage of transplantable organs and there doesn’t seem to be any way we will ever not have a shortage as long as we depend on altruistic donation of “natural” organs. . There are two ways to end the transplantable organ shortage.  One is to pre ... Read on »
Still holding their breath: Mortality on lung transplant wait list remains high for some by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Tue 25 Aug 2009 6:29pm Mortality remains high among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension awaiting lung transplant, despite changes to the allocation system that were designed to reduce mortality and increase the equitable distribution of donor organs, according to new research out of University of California San Francisco. The study is reported in t ... Read on »
U.S. transplant waiting list now over 120,000 by Dave Undis Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 Oct 2013 12:00am There are now over 120,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the United States, up from 115,000 only 14 months ago. Over half of the people who need transplants will die before they get one. Next year over 50,000 people will join the waiting list, but less than 30,000 people will receive transplants. Only abo ... Read on »
U.S. transplant waiting list now over 120,000 by Dave Undis Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 Oct 2013 10:18am There are now over 120,000 people waiting for organ transplants in the United States, up from 115,000 only 14 months ago. Over half of the people who need transplants will die before they get one. Next year over 50,000 people will join the waiting list, but less than 30,000 people will receive transplants. Only abou ... Read on »
UK may move registered organ donors up the transplant waiting list by Dave Undis Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Apr 2010 12:00am How should organ donation rates be increased in the United Kingdom? The Nuffield Council on Bioethics in London is asking the public what they think about various options. Among the options presented is giving priority for transplants to people who sign up to donate their organs when they die. Ian Cowie writes about possible solutions to the ... Read on »
More old people dying waiting for transplants by Dave Undis Patient Expert Posted Fri 19 Jun 2009 5:41pm Nearly half of kidney transplant waiting list patients over age 60 are at risk of dying before they receive a deceased-donor organ, according to a paper published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. A MedPage Today story says the paper's authors projected that 46% of older patients placed on the waiting list in 2006- ... Read on »
Cuts to Arizona Medicaid Hits Patients Waiting for Transplants–7 Are Now Ineligible-One Man Received a Gift Donation by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 10 Oct 2010 12:44pm Due to cuts in the Arizona Medicaid budget, 7 patients will have to find alternative treatments as there is nothing in the budget to fund the procedures, sad!  Philanthropy and other efforts came to the rescue of one man, but there are 6 more on the list.  In this case we are talking bone marrow transplants and the reality of ethics and care i ... Read on »
Oct 20 2013 Waiting game? of Transplant- Dawn Lucas-WHAT a Story! by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Sun 20 Oct 2013 9:47pm The Caring Bridge site of Dawn Lucas (with her permission). What a Story!  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dawnlucas/mystory   This will give anyone, especially the lung challenged, inspiration to choose to do more and live better. She starts: “I suppose I started this transplant journey at age twelve when I crawled in the neighbors bushes to tr ... Read on »
More Hispanics Die Waiting for a Heart Transplant by Medline Plus Posted Thu 07 Jun 2012 9:37am Hispanic patients in need of a heart transplant are 50 percent more likely to die before they get one than white patients, according to new research. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities , Heart Transplantation , Hispanic-American Health Read on »