Tuesdays with … December 14, 2015
Here’s your Tuesdays with…. update for those in need of a kidney transplant and their advocates. You could use the following information and email to family members, friends and post on your Facebook page and other social media outlets. You could also include additional information about your health, progress and other activities. If this is your first Tuesdays with… update, click here to learn how to use Tuesdays with… to expand on your Kidney Kampaign.
This update is mainly for those who are 50+ years of age.
In December 2014 UNOS changed the rules for the kidney transplant waiting list. To read more about these rules click here or go to: http://lkdn.org/kidney_allocation_december_2014.pdf
There were many changes made, the primary change was to provide a higher priority to younger people on the waiting list. The goal is to transplant younger kidneys to younger people.
It is now even more important for me to find a living donor.
In December 2014 changes were made in the kidney transplant waiting list. These changes have made it much more difficult for those 50+ years of age to receive a deceased donor kidney.
When the final numbers for 2015 are available it will show that those 50+ years old received +25% fewer transplants than they did in 2014. This will be the first time since 1989 that there have been fewer deceased donor transplants for this age group than in the previous year.
I continue my quest to find a kidney donor. The more people that know about my situation the more likely it will be for me to be successful in this journey.
Please share my story.
(You could also provide some info about your health, dialysis, your energy level, something you and your family are doing together or an experience you’ve had at the transplant hospital.)
I am very grateful for the continued support I’m receiving from family members and friends and will continue to keep you up to date on my progress.
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Until next week, we wish you the best in your journey.