I’m sure it comes as no surprise that in most countries, there is a significant disparity between the demand and supply of organs for transplantation. This pressure is becoming increasingly urgent as we stare into the face of an ageing population and the escalation of non-communicable diseases.
Every day three Australians die or suffer needlessly waiting for a transplant because we have poor organ donation rates. However, organ shortages are a universal problem. It has been estimated more than a million people are awaiting kidney transplants in the world. In the US, over 100,000 patients are