More than 116,000 people are on the national transplant list, waiting for organ donation. Of that number, more than 90,000 are waiting for a kidney.
On average, people wait three to five years for a kidney from a deceased donor. But, because the living donors are usually family or friends, the wait can be less than a year for a living donation.
Where transplants from deceased donors require emergency surgery, transplants from living donors can be planned around everyone’s schedule.
The Center for Transplant Services understands how difficult it is for people needing a kidney to be on the waiting list. It’s also challenging to ask someone to be a living donor. Let us help you make the connection.
Consider becoming a life-saving living kidney donor. For more information, contact Living Donor Coordinator Lanny Martin the Center for Transplant Services. Email him at ALMartin@utmck.edu or call 865-305-5340.