following information presented on behalf of the 26
Medical Directors and patient advocates on our
Board of Directors.
A patient dies every
48 minutes as a result of the shortage of organs
resulting from the use of America's major organ-donor
policy of altruism.
The laudable efforts of thousands of organizations and
billions of dollars spent to
promote organ donation has, and is, profoundly failing
to meet the demand for organs.
addition to the
119,000+ on the waiting list,
415,013 more patients are on kidney dialysis
been transplanted yet due to the shortage of organs and
long wait time. (415,013 is most recent total
by the US Renal Data System and is only through 2010 so
the actual number is closer to 500,000 now.)
reverse America's organ-donor crisis, please help us.
Contact Congress by clicking
here to express
express your support for trial projects of Financial
Incentives (Fi) to increase organ donation. At that link
you will be greeted with our template letter and
easy-to-use zip code technology to assist you. Listed
viewing are many physicians and organ-donor advocates in
favor of trial projects of Financial Incentives
82 percent of those on the waiting list need a kidney,
therefore that percent of the waiting list and hundreds
of thousand on dialysis would
be transplanted quickly with Fi because that organ can
come from living donors who would respond
strongly to such significant financial incentives.
Why Altruism will always fail to meet the demand for
National Organ Transplant Act was passed in 1984 to
prevent payment for organs,
no waiting list and it was not until 1989 that one
was started---it reached only 19,095 patients by 12/31
of that year. With over 119,000 dying souls now waiting,
can we morally justify living donors and deceased
donor families from donation benefits while
others reap substantial profits from their body
organs, tissues and cells?
Australians to begin using Financial Incentives to