Navigation Links
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor
Date:7/17/2014

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Living kidney donations in the United States have declined in recent years, and one reason may be that poorer people can't afford to donate an organ, a new study suggests.

A donor's average estimated cost of making a live kidney donation is $5,000, including travel expenses, time lost from work, meals and more. But some reports say it can cost as much as $20,000.

Researchers divided the U.S. population based on median income levels of residents' ZIP codes to examine the rates of living kidney donation among low- and high-income people between 1999 and 2010.

Poorer people consistently had lower rates of living kidney donation than wealthier people. This difference was much larger in recent years than it was in the past, according to the findings published online July 17 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

"Since 2004, lower-income populations experienced a large decline in living donation, while living donation in higher-income populations was more stable," study author Dr. Jagbir Gill, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, said in a journal news release.

"These results suggest that financial barriers to living donation need to be further addressed in order to make it easier for patients to consider and pursue living kidney donation," Gill added.

Along with the obvious benefits to transplant recipients, each living kidney donation leads to a net health care savings of $100,000.

More information

The National Kidney Foundation has more about living donation.

SOURCE: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, news release, July 17, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Herbal Remedy Ingredient Tied to Cancer, Kidney Failure
2. Specific inhibition of autophagy may represent a new concept for treatment of kidney cancer
3. Kidney cancer patients do better when whole kidney is not removed, U-M study shows
4. Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
5. Kidney Cancer Patients Fare Better With Tumor Removal Only
6. Donor Kidney Re-Used in Second Patient After Failing in First
7. Routine Kidney Disease Screening Not Worthwhile, Experts Say
8. Surprising results for use of dialysis for kidney failure in developing world
9. Everyday fish oil capsule may provide kidney-related benefits
10. First, Second Kidney Transplants Have Similar Success: Study
11. Women fare better than men, but need more blood after kidney cancer surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Cost of Kidney Donation May Deter the Poor
(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... the organization behind the New England Journal of Medicine and NEJM Journal Watch, ... Knowledge+ Pediatrics Board Review was created by a panel of pediatricians from leading ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Osteitis pubis may be commonplace and ... it occurs when the muscles around the pelvis become inflamed. Over time, untreated ... torso, as well as accompanying tenderness and weakness. Without proper intervention, it can ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... announce that for a second year in a row; they are the recipient ... designers in the industry voted on the award at Design Connections 2017. Top ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... , ... The Anaheim Hills office accelerates and supports FNCC’s growth and further ... sales professionals over the past 6 months and is continuing to recruit new talent ... course of 2017. , “This new office is a direct result of our ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Golden Triangle Emergency Center will be ... 3rd to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the facility. The event will feature ... great years while also familiarizing themselves with the facility. , In the two ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... 2017   Pulmatrix, Inc . (NASDAQ: PULM), a clinical ... pulmonary diseases, today announced that it has added two experts ... asthma to its Scientific Advisory Board . ... B. Moss , MD, former chief of the Pediatric Pulmonary ... Center at Stanford University, and David ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... YORK , March 27, 2017 ... colors as the NASDAQ Composite closed the trading session ... lower; and the S&P 500 was down 0.08%. US ... nine sectors finishing the day in green. Pre-market today, ... Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI), Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... 2017  Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL)today announced that ... Bisaro as Impax,s President and Chief Executive Officer ... 27, 2017. Mr. Bisaro will succeed J. Kevin ... Chief Executive Officer since December of 2016. ... experience, Mr. Bisaro, 56, is an accomplished global business ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: