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.

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