As of July, 19 2013, there were 3,558 patients on heart transplant wait lists across the US.
In 2012, 2,378 persons in the US received a heart transplant.
From January 1 through April 30, 2013, 783 heart transplants were performed.
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 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 […]
There are subtle differences between the way Columbia Presbyterian and Tampa General qualify applicants before admitting them to the wait list. Both processes were intense and very tiring. At Columbia Pres, one of the physicians that candidates meet is the staff psychiatrist. The first time we met, my bride and my youngest daughter, Abbi, were […]
While awaiting release from Tampa General Hospital, I decided there were things patients might want to hear from a wait list survivor and heart transplant recipient. So, this site is my open heart surgery, congestive heart failure, wait list, transplantation and recovery experience. I hope it helps everyone who visits. Regardless, I am one lucky guy and the first thing I do every morning is say, “Thank you!”