FAQ Healthcare Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions for Medical Personnel

Why is help needed?

More patients are facing end stage renal disease, with the number skyrocketing 600% from 1980-2009 alone. As the number of patients continues to rise, so does the length of time those patients wait for a transplant and so do medical costs associated with their care. For example, the annual cost of dialysis for a Medicare patient is about $90,000, compared to about $33,000 for a kidney transplant.

How can I help?

The APKD is expanding its transplant center network across the U.S. By including more kidney transplant centers, the APKD can increase the number of transplants, ensure a sufficient pool of donors and help keep costs low.

How can I get involved?

If your hospital is interested in becoming part of the APKD transplant center network, please contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation webinar. The presentation will explain the entire process, including how our state-of-the-art software works to create kidney paired donations.

Is there a charge?

The APKD does not charge for participation in its program.

How many transplant center partners does the APKD have?

There are currently more than seventy participating transplant centers in 27 states, with more being added each month.

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