Photo and Article from Published: May 14, 2022

New approaches can improve kidney transplant numbers worldwide

Voucher programs or the creation of international transplant chains can have a tremendous immediate impact.


The demand for kidney transplants far exceeds the supply of organs. A wait-listed kidney recipient can expect to wait five to seven years in North America and even longer in other parts of the world. New approaches to increasing the number of matched kidney donor-recipient pairs can increase transplantation rates and help patients get the lifesaving kidneys they need.

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