Nearly 70,000 people are waiting for a kidney, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Many of those patients will have a long wait, on average from three to five years before they find a match. One reason for that wait is because there are not enough living donors. In efforts to highlight, educate, and empower potential donors to consider donorship, the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, which is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, webcasted a living donor kidney transplant live on the Web on Thursday, April 21, at 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Realplayer video of a kidney transplant that took place at Methodist University Hospital on April 21, 2005.