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There are currently over 95,000 people waiting for a kidney in the US

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1.

Kidney disease is a big problem in the US

26 million adults in the US currently have kidney disease, which means their kidney filters can’t work well anymore

  • Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States
  • Once your kidneys start failing, you have to go on dialysis to stay alive
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2.

Dialysis is not a sustainable solution

Dialysis is the artificial process of eliminating waste (diffusion) and unwanted water (ultrafiltration) from the blood. It is exhausting and time consuming – it negatively affects people’s lives

  • There are currently over 450,000 people on dialysis in the US
  • Medicare currently spends over $85,000 per year on each dialysis patient
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3.

Kidneys are vital organs

Your kidneys remove waste and extra water from your blood to form urine

  • Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist
  • They’re located near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage
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the options?
1.

Deceased Donation

Join the waitlist & wait over 3 years for a deceased donor transplant

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2.

Living Donation

Find a living organ donor match or participate in a kidney chain. The long-term success rate is better after transplantation from living donors than from deceased donors

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you help?

You can help by becoming a living organ donor

Living organ donation takes place when one healthy living person donates an organ or part of an organ to another living sick person

Living organ donation usually involves a single kidney, a segment of the liver, the lobe of one lung, a portion of the pancreas, or a portion of the intestine

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can impact
one person…

Your kidney can save a person’s life if you decide to donate

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people

You may also participate in a kidney chain. In this situation, your kidney is transplanted into a recipient who had a donor willing to give a kidney, but whose donor was not a match for them. This means your one donation can allow for many other donations to happen.

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