Updated 2013 Statistics
One person dies every 48 minutes and 30 die every day as a result of the
shortage of organs resulting
use of the sole organ-donor policy of altruism. Those figures are
calculated as follows:
525,600 ÷ 11,070 = a death every 48 minutes
÷ 48 = 24 deaths per day
The number of minutes in a year, 525,600, is divided by the
total deaths of those on
the waiting list (6,147) and those who were removed from the list
because they were
too sick leading to their eventual death (4,923); the two combine for
11,070 total deaths.
The total minutes in a day, 1,440, divided by the 48 minutes gives the
24 deaths per day.
Despite the laudable efforts by thousands of non-profits to promote
organ donation, the net result of
reliance on such efforts, registrations, etc. is a profound failure to
meet the demand for organs. Simply
stated, there are not enough deceased donors nor enough living donors
and therefore the government must
incentivize organ donation as stated below. The wait list will go to
zero and all on dialysis will also have a kidney.
See data table below for 2011, 12 & 13 statistics.
Los Angeles Times, 6/18/09 Number of patients who die awaiting
kidney reach a new high
[And obviously a new high is reached every day]
As of 4/7/14
ninety-six percent of all in need of an organ need a kidney. This
who are on dialysis plus the 99,991 patients on the 122,095 waiting list
who also need a kidney. Fi (Financially
Incentivizing) organ donation to living kidney donors will provide the
96 percent and the remaining four percent
will be easily met because our Fi Act also provides Fi to deceased donor
families, 24% of whom do not
donate at this time.
Kidneys are being rationed; younger patients are now being given the
best kidneys with older patients
receiving less desirable kidneys that have a shorter life span.
In addition to the 99,991, another
430,273 renal patients are undergoing dialysis but they are not even
The 430,273 is the latest update from the US Renal Database and it was
for 2010. The actual 2013 number,
therefore, is closer to 500,000 renal patients in need of a new kidney.
Why Altruism will always fail to meet the demand for organs.
You can help us reverse this crisis by joining FAIR at the link in the
header and by advocating for the solution
that will eliminate the waiting list and save hundreds of thousands of
lives, Financial incentives (Fi),
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