We continue to witness rapid growth in the number of transplants we are facilitating along with expanding interest from new transplant centers who would like to begin actively participating in our program.
The first half of 2012 saw continued growth with the successful completion of 97 exchange transplants including 13 patients with cPRAs in excess of 95%. Many of these highly sensitized patients found donor matches that did not require any desensitization.
2012 is off to a great start with the successful completion of 45 exchange transplants during the first quarter. This brings us to 434 transplants since we started organizing swaps four years ago.
2011 was another record year for the National Kidney Registry with the facilitation of 175 exchange transplants during the year, including the successful completion of our longest chain–30 transplants across 16 member centers. This brings us to 389 transplants since we began organizing swaps four years ago.