If you are waiting for a new heart, you realize that you have little control over when the call for heart transplant will come. For me, it became part of my routine to periodically view the statistics about my region and my actual center. Anyone can see how many persons are on the wait list […]
As of 09-25-12 at 2041 ET, there are 3.286 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US. In 2012, 1,212 patients have received heart transplants. In 2011, 2,322 heart transplants were performed. In 2012 462 Blood Type O patients received a heart transplant. 499 Blood Type A patients received a heart transplant. 172 […]
A March report from Johns Hopkins University about heart transplant recipients and the 10-year survival benchmark highlights the donor award debate in Congress.
On Saturday, March 24th, former Vice President and political insider, Dick Cheney received a heart transplant at the Inova Fairfax Hospital. According to media reports, the Vice President is recovering from the surgery. Doubtless, this high-profile transplant will raise questions about the award system used by the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) and the […]
As of August 31st, 2011, there are 121,264 patients on wait lists at U.S. Transplant Centers. Of those 121,264 patients, 3,202 persons are awaiting heart transplants while an additional 69 patients are awaiting a heart/lung transplant. The majority of wait listed patients (95,531) patients are awaiting a kidney transplant and another 16.952 patients are awaiting […]
If you do not fully understand the waiting list for heart transplantation or what to expect from a heart transplant, you are not alone. If you are on the wait list, you know that you are sick, enduring heart failure and unable to function as in the past. You and those close to you are […]
When patients meet the transplant center’s criteria and are accepted for transplantation, all their data is submitted to the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS). UNOS has been the administrative arm of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) since inception on September 30, 1986.