ALARMING FACTS ABOUT KIDNEY DISEASE & KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION:

1 in 10



Adults worldwide, including more than 20 million Americans, with chronic kidney disease (CKD). 1,2




870,000+



Americans treated for end-stage kidney disease, also known as end-stage renal disease (ESRD), each year. 3




China & India



Countries projected to have the most rapid and disproportionate growth in treatable CKD and ESRD. 4




390,000+



Americans with ESRD treated with dialysis each year. 3




78,000+



Kidney transplants performed globally each year, including 16,800 in the United States alone. 5




170,000



Approximate number of Americans with a working transplanted kidney, including at least 60,000 from a living donor. 3




44.9%



Percentage of kidneys transplanted in the United States in 1999 that were still alive and functioning in 2009. 3




100,000



Approximate number (and growing) of Americans on waiting lists for a transplant kidney. 2




100%



Percentage of kidney transplant recipients who are prescribed immunosuppression drugs to prevent rejection. 6




References:

1. World Kidney Day: Chronic Kidney Disease. 2015; http://www.worldkidneyday.org/faqs/chronic-kidney-disease/.
2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/kidney-disease.htm.
3. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/.
4. Jha V, Garcia-Garcia G, Iseki K, et al. Chronic kidney disease: global dimension and perspectives. Lancet 2013;382: 260-272.
5. Global Observatory on Donation & Transplantation. 2015; https://view.publitas.com/ont/20151215_basic_slides_2013_con_datos_de_libya_de_2011.
6. Matas AJ, Smith JM, Skeans MA, et al. OPTN/SRTR 2013 Annual Data Report: Kidney. Am J Transplant 2015;15 (Suppl 2): 1-34.