Positive Trends in Kidney Transplantation in the United States

  • 1 Uday Nori, MD, is associate professor of medicine and program director of the nephrology fellowship program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is a member of the Kidney News editorial board.
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In July 2019, President Trump signed an executive order to launch Advancing American Kidney Health. This event underscored the importance and the urgency of recognizing kidney disease as a national priority. One of the three goals of this order is to double the number of kidneys available for transplantation by 2030. Although this idea might appear to be impracticable at the outset, the data presented in this brief report suggest that the process is already well under way.

Since 2014, the majority of the kidney transplantation centers across the United States have reported record increases in the volume of kidney