Get Informed

Did you know that

 

114,927

Patients on the transplant waiting list, of which 95% need a kidney or liver

 

650,000

Americans facing end-stage renal disease

 

468,000

Americans on dialysis

Know the facts

Thousands of patients who are waiting for organs face serious challenges beyond their physical health, including:

  • Fear of losing Social Security Income (SSI) Benefits
  • Concern over depleting retirement, savings and other personal assets
  • Anxiety over Living Donors not donating due to lost wages
  • Worry about financial ruin due to insurmountable medical debt

If you are a patient or a family member, we’re here to help you get the treatment you need and mitigate the financial impact.

Costs, wait times and survival rates

Transplant costs, wait times, survival rates, medication costs and sources of organs are all important factors that inform and drive our work. Your donations enable us to help patients at all stages of their transplant journey.

Transplant costs in the U.S.

Before transplant patients can be placed on the waiting list for an organ match, they must show proof of funding for 20%* of the cost of their organ transplant surgery.

With your help, we can ensure that more patients get the help they need.

*This is an estimate of potential costs if insurance requires a patient to pay the full 20%. Some patients may be required to pay less.

Transplant wait times and medication costs

2017 Milliman Report

Numbers and costs provided below are based on national averages for each organ.

191 days

185 days

239 days

679 days

679 days

HEART

$35,500

LUNGS

$39,900

LIVER

$30,800

KIDNEY

$28,600

PANCREAS

$22,100

While patients wait to be matched with an organ, bills from medical expenses such as hospitalization, travel to/from transplant centers, dialysis and medications can all add up quickly. Transplant patients may also be required to provide financial proof that they can maintain the organ they receive post-transplant.

Patients can be denied an organ they are matched with if they can’t afford the financial maintenance of the organ after surgery. Anti-rejection medications can run thousands of dollars per month.

 

Be a Living Donor

As a Living Donor you will immediately increase the existing organ supply and enable more patients to receive transplants.

For all of our success, there are more patients every year who need our help. Help us fulfill our mission.