Transplant Centers Reject Potentially Usable Kidneys as Patients Die, Study Says

August 30, 2019

(UPI) – Transplant centers are rejecting viable kidneys on behalf of patients whose lives might have been saved by the organs, a new study says. Roughly 9 percent of all people looking for a kidney died on the waitlist, according to research published Friday in Jama Open Network. Meanwhile, doctors declined 84 percent of kidneys for use on behalf of at least one patient before ultimately being transplanted to another.