More than 95,000 individuals are on the kidney transplant waiting list in the United States, according to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.
In 2012, a total of 13,750 kidney transplants were performed. The statistics underscore the profound shortage of available kidneys for transplantation, with many transplant candidates waiting several years to receive a kidney, if they ever receive one at all.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has in place organ allocation policies that attempt to ensure rational and fair distribution of organs. Renal & Urology News would like to know what nephrologists and urologists think about UNOS’ organ distribution policies, so please answer the following poll question.
If you answered “no,” feel free to comment on what you see as a way to improve kidney allocation policies.