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Kidney transplants by the numbers
20%Growth in number of organ transplants from 2012 to 2016—UNOS48% lowerThe five-year risk of mortality among those who received a kidney from a deceased donor, compared with a patient on dialysis. —Transplantation661,000Number of Americans who have end-stage renal disease in the U.S.—Mayo Clinic$32,000Average per-patient cost for a kidney transplant in the U.S.$89,000Average per-patient cost of hemodialysis in U.S. for a total of $42 billion annually—University of California at San Francisco
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