We Believe In Transplants For All | National Kidney Foundation

The U.S. is facing a severe health crisis with 37 million Americans suffering from kidney disease, a figure surpassing those affected by breast or prostate cancer. Kidneys are vital for filtering toxins from the blood, and their failure means a breakdown of bodily functions. Despite kidney transplants being the best treatment for kidney failure, only 4% of those in need receive one annually. This shortage leads to 14 deaths daily, or 84 lives lost each week, due to the scarcity of available kidneys.

The situation is particularly dire in communities of color, where systemic barriers such as limited access to quality healthcare, insurance, and transportation, further hinder the chances of receiving a transplant. Many patients die on dialysis without ever being considered for a transplant. The need for increased awareness, better access to healthcare, and more organ donors is critical. To address this, the National Kidney Foundation urges people to join the cause at kidney.org and help save lives by supporting transplants for all.


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