About Waitlist Zero
Dramatically increase living donation by:
- Educating the public about the safety, convenience, and life-saving potential of living kidney donation.
- Ensuring that excellent transplant education is guaranteed to all medically eligible patients and their families.
- Piloting innovative practices and replicating those that have the most promise for saving more lives.
- Launching a Living Donation Breakthrough Collaborative to dramatically increase living donation by disseminating transplant center best practices.
- Mobilizing kidney donors as advocates for themselves and their loved ones.
- Organizing the community of those interested in increasing transplantation to effectively advocate for better transplant policy.
- Passing comprehensive state and federal legislation to achieve our vision of transplant support.
Commitment to Kidney Patients and Their Families
- Saving lives should be the highest goal of transplant policy; any policy that interferes with that must meet a high burden of proof.
- Ending the wait list is morally urgent. Every day that passes without progress is unacceptable.
Fairness to Donors
- No donor should expect to be worse off for having donated.
- Donors should be proud to have donated, and society should honor the compassion all donors share.
- Kidney donation should not be more of a burden on the poor than the rich.
- Kidney donors should be a diverse group drawn from all segments of society.
- Patients should have equal access to transplantation regardless of their wealth or status.
- Patients should receive consistent and comprehensive education about all treatment option and the outcomes for each.
- Patients seeking a transplant should not feel they are a burden to their loved ones.
Founded by living kidney donors, WaitList Zero is devoted to representing donors and ending the waiting list by increasing living donation.
We envision a nation 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.