Current wait times for a cadaveric kidney transplant

Posted by parboy @parboy, Oct 29, 2017

I have searched for the average wait times for a cadaveric kidney at Mayo and haven’t found resources. I’ve been to txmultilisting.com which is very helpful but would like to confirm their data through a separate resource.

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@parboy Good morning and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I have 3 resources to share with you.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) https://www.srtr.org/
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS ) https://unos.org/
Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/

You might also look at the Mayo Kidney Transplant Center for information.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/kidney-transplant/home/orc-20203197
Let us know if these are what you are looking for.
One of our moderators will be able to help you if this does not help you find your information.
Rosemary

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@rosemarya

@parboy Good morning and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I have 3 resources to share with you.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) https://www.srtr.org/
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS ) https://unos.org/
Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/

You might also look at the Mayo Kidney Transplant Center for information.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/kidney-transplant/home/orc-20203197
Let us know if these are what you are looking for.
One of our moderators will be able to help you if this does not help you find your information.
Rosemary

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Thanks for those resources. I couldn’t find the specific information I was looking for, i.e., the average number of months that people on the list for a kidney at Mayo Clinic wait. txmultilisting.com listed 21 months for type B patients. Can someone confirm that? Does the transplant community find txmultilisting’s data to be accurate? Thanks.

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@rosemarya

@parboy Good morning and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I have 3 resources to share with you.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) https://www.srtr.org/
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS ) https://unos.org/
Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/

You might also look at the Mayo Kidney Transplant Center for information.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/kidney-transplant/home/orc-20203197
Let us know if these are what you are looking for.
One of our moderators will be able to help you if this does not help you find your information.
Rosemary

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@parboy, You are welcome. Do you have a particular Mayo Campus in mind?
I am going to see what we can do to get you the information that you are looking for.
@keggebraaten , @NatalieR , @kequick Do you have any information that you can add?

Will you be needing a kidney transplant?
Rosemary

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@rosemarya

@parboy Good morning and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I have 3 resources to share with you.
Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) https://www.srtr.org/
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS ) https://unos.org/
Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/

You might also look at the Mayo Kidney Transplant Center for information.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/kidney-transplant/home/orc-20203197
Let us know if these are what you are looking for.
One of our moderators will be able to help you if this does not help you find your information.
Rosemary

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Hi Rosemary, yes I’m a kidney patient. I’m interested in the Arizona clinic. Thank you.

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@parboy, Thank you for your questions about wait time for a kidney in Arizona. As you may know, wait time for deceased donor kidneys across the country is an average of 3-6 years. This, of course, depends on multiple factors including blood type and the number and severity of illness of the other patients waiting. I hope this message explains the wait list a bit – the data can be complex, but I will do my best to describe the current kidney situation at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona. Since kidney transplant patients wait such a long time, many patients investigate living donor transplant. Those patients who have a donor willing to donate, but who doesn’t match them, can also benefit from kidney paired donation where they “swap” their donor with someone else on the list who has a willing but nonmatching donor.

All transplant centers in the country are required to report data on transplants and wait list patients to a government organization called the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). I would be very careful about using any website that doesn’t reference this data, as transplant centers only report to a limited number of organizations, all within the government. Unfortunately, while there is data on SRTR regarding the wait list, the detail does not include average number of months patients wait. The Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) uses the data from the SRTR and reports more detail, which I have included below. The OPTN is a public website, and you can search data on any transplant center using https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/view-data-reports/center-data/#. When I searched our kidney program in Arizona, I found the following data on blood group B patients on the list and the amount of time they waited before transplant.

For blood group B patients, as of October 29, 2017:
Total blood group B patients = 100
Those transplanted within 30 days = 6
30 to 90 days = 8
90 days to 6 months = 5
6 months to 1 year = 20
1-2 years =28
2-3 years = 11
3-5 years = 21

Another metric important to patients waiting is outcome. The SRTR gives a nice summary for each transplant center and includes information on how that transplant center ranks with the national average. You can find the Arizona kidney program summary here: https://www.srtr.org/transplant-centers/mayo-clinic-hospital-azmc/?organ=kidney&recipientType=adult&donorType=. This web page gives a nice summary of transplant rates, wait list data, and outcomes.

I hope this summary is helpful to you. I am happy to help with further questions. You can also email us at transplant-rst@mayo.edu. Thank you!
-Kristin

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@keggebraaten

@parboy, Thank you for your questions about wait time for a kidney in Arizona. As you may know, wait time for deceased donor kidneys across the country is an average of 3-6 years. This, of course, depends on multiple factors including blood type and the number and severity of illness of the other patients waiting. I hope this message explains the wait list a bit – the data can be complex, but I will do my best to describe the current kidney situation at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona. Since kidney transplant patients wait such a long time, many patients investigate living donor transplant. Those patients who have a donor willing to donate, but who doesn’t match them, can also benefit from kidney paired donation where they “swap” their donor with someone else on the list who has a willing but nonmatching donor.

All transplant centers in the country are required to report data on transplants and wait list patients to a government organization called the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). I would be very careful about using any website that doesn’t reference this data, as transplant centers only report to a limited number of organizations, all within the government. Unfortunately, while there is data on SRTR regarding the wait list, the detail does not include average number of months patients wait. The Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) uses the data from the SRTR and reports more detail, which I have included below. The OPTN is a public website, and you can search data on any transplant center using https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/view-data-reports/center-data/#. When I searched our kidney program in Arizona, I found the following data on blood group B patients on the list and the amount of time they waited before transplant.

For blood group B patients, as of October 29, 2017:
Total blood group B patients = 100
Those transplanted within 30 days = 6
30 to 90 days = 8
90 days to 6 months = 5
6 months to 1 year = 20
1-2 years =28
2-3 years = 11
3-5 years = 21

Another metric important to patients waiting is outcome. The SRTR gives a nice summary for each transplant center and includes information on how that transplant center ranks with the national average. You can find the Arizona kidney program summary here: https://www.srtr.org/transplant-centers/mayo-clinic-hospital-azmc/?organ=kidney&recipientType=adult&donorType=. This web page gives a nice summary of transplant rates, wait list data, and outcomes.

I hope this summary is helpful to you. I am happy to help with further questions. You can also email us at transplant-rst@mayo.edu. Thank you!
-Kristin

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Thanks Kristin for providing so much good information. I think your response answers my question pretty well.

When I got on the list locally in California, I was told the wait would be about 7-8 years. I had hoped there was similar information for the region that Mayo is in.

That said, I think the breakdown you provided for type B patients suggests a wait time of about 2 years on average. As I’m considering where I should be listed going forward, Mayo is obviously a great improvement in terms of getting to transplant over my current situation.

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@keggebraaten

@parboy, Thank you for your questions about wait time for a kidney in Arizona. As you may know, wait time for deceased donor kidneys across the country is an average of 3-6 years. This, of course, depends on multiple factors including blood type and the number and severity of illness of the other patients waiting. I hope this message explains the wait list a bit – the data can be complex, but I will do my best to describe the current kidney situation at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona. Since kidney transplant patients wait such a long time, many patients investigate living donor transplant. Those patients who have a donor willing to donate, but who doesn’t match them, can also benefit from kidney paired donation where they “swap” their donor with someone else on the list who has a willing but nonmatching donor.

All transplant centers in the country are required to report data on transplants and wait list patients to a government organization called the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). I would be very careful about using any website that doesn’t reference this data, as transplant centers only report to a limited number of organizations, all within the government. Unfortunately, while there is data on SRTR regarding the wait list, the detail does not include average number of months patients wait. The Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) uses the data from the SRTR and reports more detail, which I have included below. The OPTN is a public website, and you can search data on any transplant center using https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/view-data-reports/center-data/#. When I searched our kidney program in Arizona, I found the following data on blood group B patients on the list and the amount of time they waited before transplant.

For blood group B patients, as of October 29, 2017:
Total blood group B patients = 100
Those transplanted within 30 days = 6
30 to 90 days = 8
90 days to 6 months = 5
6 months to 1 year = 20
1-2 years =28
2-3 years = 11
3-5 years = 21

Another metric important to patients waiting is outcome. The SRTR gives a nice summary for each transplant center and includes information on how that transplant center ranks with the national average. You can find the Arizona kidney program summary here: https://www.srtr.org/transplant-centers/mayo-clinic-hospital-azmc/?organ=kidney&recipientType=adult&donorType=. This web page gives a nice summary of transplant rates, wait list data, and outcomes.

I hope this summary is helpful to you. I am happy to help with further questions. You can also email us at transplant-rst@mayo.edu. Thank you!
-Kristin

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@parboy, I am happy that @keggebraaten was able to provide you with the information that you requested. I hope that things work out for you with regards to receiving your transplant. We are here if you have any questions, anytime.
Rosemary (liver/kidney – 2009)

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@keggebraaten

@parboy, Thank you for your questions about wait time for a kidney in Arizona. As you may know, wait time for deceased donor kidneys across the country is an average of 3-6 years. This, of course, depends on multiple factors including blood type and the number and severity of illness of the other patients waiting. I hope this message explains the wait list a bit – the data can be complex, but I will do my best to describe the current kidney situation at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona. Since kidney transplant patients wait such a long time, many patients investigate living donor transplant. Those patients who have a donor willing to donate, but who doesn’t match them, can also benefit from kidney paired donation where they “swap” their donor with someone else on the list who has a willing but nonmatching donor.

All transplant centers in the country are required to report data on transplants and wait list patients to a government organization called the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). I would be very careful about using any website that doesn’t reference this data, as transplant centers only report to a limited number of organizations, all within the government. Unfortunately, while there is data on SRTR regarding the wait list, the detail does not include average number of months patients wait. The Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN) uses the data from the SRTR and reports more detail, which I have included below. The OPTN is a public website, and you can search data on any transplant center using https://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/data/view-data-reports/center-data/#. When I searched our kidney program in Arizona, I found the following data on blood group B patients on the list and the amount of time they waited before transplant.

For blood group B patients, as of October 29, 2017:
Total blood group B patients = 100
Those transplanted within 30 days = 6
30 to 90 days = 8
90 days to 6 months = 5
6 months to 1 year = 20
1-2 years =28
2-3 years = 11
3-5 years = 21

Another metric important to patients waiting is outcome. The SRTR gives a nice summary for each transplant center and includes information on how that transplant center ranks with the national average. You can find the Arizona kidney program summary here: https://www.srtr.org/transplant-centers/mayo-clinic-hospital-azmc/?organ=kidney&recipientType=adult&donorType=. This web page gives a nice summary of transplant rates, wait list data, and outcomes.

I hope this summary is helpful to you. I am happy to help with further questions. You can also email us at transplant-rst@mayo.edu. Thank you!
-Kristin

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Kristin, I have stage 5 Polycystic Kidney Disease and just started PD home dialysis. I desparately need a donor transplant. I followed the above info and wanted to know what the Mayo Clinic average wait time is for A+ blood type now. I also would like to know how to get on the Mayo Clinic donor wait list. I find it very difficult to find wait list information. Also, do you have to be living in Phoenix or specifically within an hours' drive to Phoenix to qualify? Thank you for your support. I live in the San Francisco bay area in California. Barbara Bird

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@blbird33

Kristin, I have stage 5 Polycystic Kidney Disease and just started PD home dialysis. I desparately need a donor transplant. I followed the above info and wanted to know what the Mayo Clinic average wait time is for A+ blood type now. I also would like to know how to get on the Mayo Clinic donor wait list. I find it very difficult to find wait list information. Also, do you have to be living in Phoenix or specifically within an hours' drive to Phoenix to qualify? Thank you for your support. I live in the San Francisco bay area in California. Barbara Bird

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@blbird33, Welcome to Mayo Connect. People with chronic kidney disease who meet certain criteria of kidney. I am a transplant recipient. I was referred by my doctor to the transplant center for an evaluation before I qualified for eligibility for listing on the transplant waiting list.

Here is the link to the Mayo Clinic Kidney Program. You can find details about the kidney transplant program for all three of the Mayo Clinic Locations. There is a section about eligibility , and also contact information.
Mayo Clinic transplant staff can answer your questions about the transplant process and post-transplant life.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/kidney-transplant/home/orc-20203197
Has your nephrologist discussed transplantation with you?

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@rosemarya

@blbird33, Welcome to Mayo Connect. People with chronic kidney disease who meet certain criteria of kidney. I am a transplant recipient. I was referred by my doctor to the transplant center for an evaluation before I qualified for eligibility for listing on the transplant waiting list.

Here is the link to the Mayo Clinic Kidney Program. You can find details about the kidney transplant program for all three of the Mayo Clinic Locations. There is a section about eligibility , and also contact information.
Mayo Clinic transplant staff can answer your questions about the transplant process and post-transplant life.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/kidney-transplant/home/orc-20203197
Has your nephrologist discussed transplantation with you?

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Rosemary, thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, I do not have a living donor yet. Do you know how long the wait list is for a deceased donor at the Clinic? Do they do virtual evaluations with testing results from other transplant centers as I live in California? Also, does Medicare pay for out of state transplants? I have a close friend who lives in Phoenix and can care for me post transplant. Thank you for any assistance you can give, Barbara Bird

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@blbird33, I hear you and understand your valid concerns. I am unqualified to answer these questions as I am a volunteer volunteer who lives in Kentucky. I think you will be best served to call the Mayo Clinic Transplant number for Phoenix and talk to someone.

Please keep me informed.

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@rosemarya

@blbird33, I hear you and understand your valid concerns. I am unqualified to answer these questions as I am a volunteer volunteer who lives in Kentucky. I think you will be best served to call the Mayo Clinic Transplant number for Phoenix and talk to someone.

Please keep me informed.

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I donated my kidney on 3/31/2022 at Mayo as my son needed a transplant . We were not a match so the shared donor program worked for us. I donated at Mayo Mn. and my kidney sent to recipient in NJ. Donor kidney from NJ went to recipient in Boston. Donor kidney from Boston brought to Mayo Mn. for my recipient son. All the above 6 surgeries done on 3/31/2022. I recommend finding a family member or friend who can be a live donor for you. Muchbetter than deceased donor. I am almost 72 and donated my kidney and had no problems

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