Canadian Kidney Transplant Waiting List Grows

Ballooning numbers of obese Canadians coupled with an aging population are fuelling a sharp rise in kidney failure, but the demand for transplants can’t be met due to stagnant rates of organ donation.

The result is patients waiting up to six years for a new kidney, and the stop-gap measure – dialysis – costs the health-care system almost 10 times more per patient than transplants.

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