NKR Founder & CEO Garet Hil provides feedback and factual references in response to the Peter Coy opinion piece published on February 5 in the NYT.
We commend you for taking the time to conduct hearings on our country’s Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Far too many patients are dying due to inefficiencies in the system, and it is time for Congress to do something to turn this situation around.
Thank you for spreading the word about the need for living kidney donors. More than 95,000 people like Mr. Zunz are in need of a kidney transplant, and the wait for a kidney from a deceased donor can be as long as 10 years. Very few people with kidney failure can wait that long. In …
As a living kidney donor myself, I applaud HRSA’s interest in reimbursing travel and lodgingexpenses related to living kidney donation, but must point out that these HRSA funds are beingpoorly spent. We are hopeful that this public comment process will provide useful informationthat will allow HRSA to reform its current funding process and better protect …
As a living kidney donor myself, I applaud the efforts of HRSA to eliminate disincentives relatedto living kidney donation. We are hopeful that this public comment process will provide usefulinformation that will allow HRSA to change its current plans and better protect living donorsfrom the, often unknown, costs of giving the gift of life.
We commend the OPTN for seeking new ideas to improve the allocation and distributionof deceased donor organs. The purpose of this memo is to stimulate productivediscussions and accelerate changes needed to facilitate more life-saving transplants.
We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments regarding the proposal for informedconsent for kidney paired donation. Having successfully organized over 1,200 paired exchangetransplants, our experience in KPD gives us a unique perspective to add value in shaping policyin this vital growth area in kidney transplantation.