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Donor to Donor is a program devoted to helping patients in need of a kidney transplant to find a compatible donor.
This One Podcast, Has Changed Lives Forever
Freakonomics Radio by Stephen J. Dubner & WNYC Studios
Our story starts around 7 minutes in.
Did You Know?
There are over 103,000 patients registered and waiting for a kidney.
In 2014, there were a total of 17,105 kidney transplants, 11,570 from deceased donors and 5,535 from living donors.
4,270 patients died while waiting for a kidney, and another 3,617 became too sick to receive a transplant.
Tis better to give than to receive
(ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO A KIDNEY)
It has been a unusual Christmas season here. I have not really had time to process it all, but on Monday, Dec. 12th, I donated one of my kidneys to someone in Texas. It felt wonderful to share this gift of life at Christmas, and it has been a powerful experience for me to join in a "chain” with other donors. I hesitate to share this news because I don’t want the focus to be on me, but I do want to make people aware that there is a serious need for kidney donations. I am hoping someone will be inspired and will consider going through the process and be able to donate too.
ALVIN E. ROTH - Nobel Prize Winner
Monday, December 5, 2016
This short (5 min) video is the first in a series From Research To Reward by the National Academy of Sciences about the human side of the benefits from science. It mostly follows a married, incompatible pair through their kidney exchange transplants, as part of a chain organized by the Alliance for Paired Donation (APD).