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Kidney waiting time modifications

Black kidney patients may be eligible for more waiting time.

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Help with prescriptions

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, a new medicare benefit helps cover the costs for immunosuppressive drugs beyond 36 months after transplant for patients with ESRD.

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1 million new beginnings

The U.S. surpassed a historic milestone in 2022: 1 million transplants. Learn how donors, recipients and their loved ones are Living It Forward.

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Living donation

Living donation provides an alternative to kidney and liver patients waiting on the national transplant list.

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Kidney disease and treatment

When your kidneys no longer work, you need to choose a treatment option.

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Stories of Hope

Transplant recipients, living donors, and donor families share how organ transplants transformed their lives.

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Understanding transplant costs

Transplants raise financial questions and concerns for patients. Learn how to make a plan with your team.

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2023 transplants

January - April 2023 as of 05/30/2023

2023 donors, deceased and living

January - April 2023 as of 05/30/2023



Learn about policy development and issues that matter to patients and their loved ones.

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Kidney transplants

There are many options to consider when you have end-stage renal disease. Walk through your options.

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Stories of Hope

Living Donation

Living donation

Living donation is when a healthy living organ donor gives an organ such as a kidney or part of an organ such as a portion of a lung, liver, pancreas, or intestine to a recipient.



Before undergoing an organ transplant, it’s important to understand the costs. You will want to work with your transplant team make sure you have an individual plan to cover transplant costs.



In order for patients to have successful transplant outcomes, it’s important for organ recipients or living donors to have quality care and support before and after surgery. Learn more.

Find a support group

Find a support group

Receive support from other organ transplant patients and families by finding a support group near you. Click here to learn more and find the right type of support group for you or your family.

In the news

New lung allocation policy in effect

Effective March 9, 2023, the OPTN launched a new policy for matching lung transplant candidates with organs from deceased donors.

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