Tuesday, May 09, 2006

One of those Falun Gong group that pretends to be a NGO, WOIPFG, stated on a 4/30 press:

"waiting time for a suitable kidney is lengthy. Even in the US where the sense of public organ donation is commonplace, a patient in the New England area usually needs to wait three to seven years in average for a kidney transplant"

This statement is very misleading. According to 1995-2004 clincal data compiled by USTransplant.org:


- USA with 1/4 of China's population, performs over twice as many liver transplants yearly (10,000 in 2004.)
- 2004 data shows top 10% of wait list average 10 day wait
- 2004 data shows top 25% of wait list average 43 day wait

- Majority of median wait time, for all type of transplantation, do not exceed one year.

I have also found a transplant center in US that advertise very short wait, and the reason given is "no competition for organ":


"At MUSC, heart transplant patients on average wait about 2 1/2 months for a heart, Van Bakel said. Nationally, he said, the average wait time is about eight months."


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