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There is on an ongoing and urgent need to increase the number of organs available for transplantation in the United States. To address this complex problem, the National Kidney Foundation has developed a comprehensive action plan to increase the number of transplants for kidney patients-and to END THE WAIT!
This groundbreaking program will serve as a roadmap to implementing tested and proven strategies that will effectively END THE WAIT! for kidney transplants. By collaborating with many organizations, government agencies and individuals, NKF's END THE WAIT!recommendations will eliminate barriers, institute best practices across the nation, improve the transplant system, cover the cost of donating an organ, reduce regional and ethnic disparities and increase living and deceased donation throughout the United States.
The National Kidney Foundation's mission has included increasing and improving transplantation for decades, and the NKF continues to carry out to fulfill our goal.
This initiative will end the long wait for a transplant that has subjected too many patients to deteriorating health, poor quality of life and even premature death. Our efforts will begin immediately and will continue for years. By working together and focusing on the big picture and real needs of our patients, we will have a dramatic impact on the health of kidney patients across the country.
END THE WAIT! has been officially endorsed by the United Network for Organ Sharing.