100,000 People are Waiting for a Kidney. Learn More About Emory’s Paired Donor Exchange Program

Paired Donor Exchange ProgramDid you know that there are nearly 100,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list? With the average wait time for a kidney now at four years, patients are often eager to seek other options to waiting on a deceased donor kidney so that they can get back to living a healthy life. Fortunately, with today’s medical advances, a living or a deceased person can donate a kidney.

The Emory Transplant Center launched its Kidney Paired Donor Exchange Program in 2010 and has been participating in the National Kidney Registry since 2012. Join Nicole Turgeon, MD, associate professor of surgery, Emory University School of Medicine and surgical director of the Paired Donor Exchange Program on April 8 for an online live chat to learn how paired donor exchange works, what it takes to become a donor and how paired donor exchange is helping patients dramatically improve their quality of life.

Chat Sign Up

Paired Donor Exchange Live Chat Details:

Dr. Nicole TurgeonDate: Tuesday, April 8
Time: 12pm – 1pm EST
Chat leader: Nicole Turgeon, MD
Chat Topic: Paired Donor Exchange/Swaps

Chat Overview:
We’ve all read the recent headlines about multiple person kidney swaps and the lives changed because of generous donors. With nearly 100,000 people in the United States waiting on a kidney transplant, Emory has doubled down on its efforts to raise the awareness and incidence of living and paired donation. Emory began its Kidney Paired Donor Exchange Program in 2010 and has  been participating in the National Kidney Registry since 2012. During this live chat, Dr. Nicole Turgeon of the Emory Transplant Center will discuss how paired donor exchange works, what it takes to become a donor and how paired donor exchange is helping patients get a second chance at a healthy life. If you are a patient looking for more information, or if you are just interested in learning more about how paired donor exchange works, join our live chat.

Related Resources:

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,