About the FAIR Foundation
After a second liver transplant and viewing an ABC network 20/20 segment entitled “Disease Politics,” FAIR founder Richard Darling felt it was time for a change in health policy and politic.
Darling felt everyone should be entitled to a chance to live with an opportunity for a cure for their disease through a FAIR and equitable distribution of government research dollars; and FAIR and legal access to a transplant without discrimination and without sacrificing their life to a “TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST” due to the shortage of organs. (A US patient dies every 48 minutes due to the shortage of organs for transplant undefined http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/latestData).
The FAIR Foundation was named PRO-RATE NIH initially in 2002 in but the name of the organization was changed to the FAIR (Fair Allocations In Reseach) Foundation in 2007.
The FAIR Foundation Goals
2) Provide educational/emotional support for liver and kidney patients and referral for transplant when appropriate.