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Lead Moderator

According to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, there were 100,791 awaiting kidney transplants as of January, 2016. Data from the United States Renal Data System shows that individuals will wait, on average, 3.6 years for a transplant, and sometimes much longer due to issues with health, compatibility and availability of organs. How will the results of this study change the availability of kidneys and the way they are distributed? Do you foresee a decrease in wait times for transplantation? Are there new national policies in the works to change the regulations for donor screenings and kidney allocation?