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Donor kidneys discarded as 5,000 sit on waiting list die

Nearly 5,000 people in the United States and more than 3,000 people in Europe die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant. Yet, in the United States, over 3,500 donated kidneys are thrown away every year. A recent study looked at deceased donors and compared U.S. rates with France, according to WSAV3 news. France has less restrictive guidelines for deceased kidney donors, including a 56-year-old donor age limit. The donor age limit in the U.S. is 39. The number of discarded...

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