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July 24, 2015
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT


A Chain of Love : Changing People's Lives through Kidney Donation to Strangers

July 24, 2015 07:55 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

According to the National Kidney Foundation, it is estimated that about 12 people die each day while waiting for a kidney transplant. In 2014 alone, about 4,270 patients died while waiting. The average wait time for a patient to receive a transplant is approximately 3.6 years which may vary depending on a number of variables such as health,compatibility, and availability of organs.These statistics are both alarming and discouraging for the patients as well as their families who are desperately praying for a miracle to happen every day. Perhaps their prayers have been heard and are finally being answered by the inception of the National Kidney Registry’s paired exchange program. [More]