Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Numbers, numbers, everywhere

Here are some numbers from the OPTN (Organ Procurement and Transplant Network)

Waiting List Candidates as of 11:35 am 10/18/06
All 93,443
Kidney 68,252
Pancreas 1,734
Kidney/Pancreas 2,419
Liver 17,072
Intestine 237
Heart 2,841
Lung 2,893
Heart/Lung 146

Transplants performed Jan-Jul 2006
Total 17,169
Deceased Donor 13,231
Living Donor 3,938

Donors recovered Jan-Jul 2006
Total 8,671
Deceased Donor 4,730
Living Donor 3,941

*Based on OPTN data as of 10/13/2006

Given that I have been called a "crusader" ((Thanks LP)) I am taking it to heart. I have an idea I am working on and will see if anything comes to fruition. Yes, that was an ambiguous tease, but I thought I would throw it out there anyway)).

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