Earlier this week, the President of the American Society of Transplantation, Anil Chandraker, was interviewed on NPR’s “The Point” about kidney transplants. He was joined by a kidney transplant recipient, Hanu Singh, in a fantastic show that provided an overview of the role of the kidney, kidney transplants, and AST’s Power2Save initiative.
There are more people in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant than any other organ. Those in need of a kidney have the option of finding a live donor or a deceased donor, but recipients are still faced with long wait times and organ rejection. This interview discusses why kidneys are in such high demand and the importance of organ donation, research, and advocacy.