More than 20,000 Americans a Year

go on the waiting list than receive a kidney transplant.
Increases in deceased donation will never be enough to meet this need.
Only by increasing living kidney donation can we save these patients.

Every 14 Minutes

someone is added to the kidney transplant list

The Best Available Treatment Option

While there is no cure for end-stage kidney disease, a transplant is the best available treatment option.

Kidney Transplant Wait List

101, 622 Americans are on the kidney transplant waiting list as of April 22, 2015.

Wait List Deaths

In 2014, 4,270 patients died while waiting for a kidney transplant.

Wait List Growth

On average, 3,000 people are added to the kidney wait list each month.

Source: http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/

  • 85% of people in the US waiting for organ transplants are waiting for kidneys 85%
  • 10% of all Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease 10%
  • 58% of all 2014 organ transplants that were kidneys 58%

Our Vision

We envision an America where no one dies because of a shortage of available kidney transplants; a world of transplant support where it is easy for patients to ask for a kidney and easy for donors to give; where donors are honored as public servants and never expect to be worse off for having saved the life of another.

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