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WENDYJM4
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6/10/11 2:33 A

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I agree it is not really good stats for kidney disease in Australia

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Wendy,
I am sorry for the delayed reply. I read this the day you posted it, but did not get back to you.

This is WOW~ great info! but sad.

In the US 19 people die every day due to lack of organs. When I was working on a report on transplants, I was shocked to learn that kidney's are the most sought after organ for donation, especially since we have two of them! One deceased donor can save the lives of 8 people and benefit 50 other people.

Thank you so much for sharing the stats for Australia.
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Wendy, thanks good article, its amazing the rise in CKD. I still say a lot of all diseases is from the crummy things they put in our food. and their is no one to educate people on whats in our foods More and more people are learning about this and some have spoken out. I think they should have classes for people as to what goes in our foods. Take care friend, and best wishes to you, hope you are having a good day.
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5/28/11 10:01 A

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this is from the Australian Kidney Foundation
website http://www.kidney.org.au/Transplantation/OrganDonationFastFacts/tabid/643/Default.aspx

Most recent data from Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant (ANZDATA) Registry shows:

2,337 people started kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant) in 2009
The number of people on dialysis increased by 3% from 2008 to 2009 and has averaged a 6% growth rate per year over the past decade
Although Indigenous Australians represent less than 2.5% of the national population, they account for approximately 10% of people commencing kidney replacement therapy
22% of people who begin kidney replacement therapy are referred ‘late’ to a nephrologist i.e. less than 3 months before beginning kidney replacement therapy
In Australia late referral is more common among people of Pacific Island (33%), Indigenous Australian (32%), Maori (30%), or Asian (25%) heritage compared with the Caucasoid population (23%)

Dialysis
A total of 10,341 people were receiving dialysis treatment at the end of 2009
23% were receiving dialysis at a hospital, 34% were dialysing at home and 47% in satellite centres.
Home dialysis includes:
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (8% of all dialysis)
automated peritoneal dialysis (12% of all dialysis)
home haemodialysis (9% of all dialysis)
Rates of home haemodialysis range from 14% in NSW to 2% in SA

Transplantation
As at 31 December 2009, 11% (1,105) of the 10,341 people receiving dialysis were on the transplant waiting list, but typically only 6% receive a transplant each year
58% of the people on the waiting list are aged between 45 and 64 years, and 80% are waiting for their first transplant
The average waiting time for a transplant is about 4 years but waits of up to 7 years are not uncommon.
On average one Australian dies each week while waiting for a transplant
The survival rate following a kidney transplant is high - 98% of recipients are alive at 1 year, and 88% are alive at 5 years
In 2010, Australia had a deceased organ donation rate of 13.8 donors per million population (pmp)
There were 309 organ donors in Australia in 2010, compared with 247 in 2009, and 257 in 2008
Live kidney donations represented 44% of all kidney transplants in 2008, which is the same as for 2007

How many Australians die of kidney failure?
Most recent data available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows:

Kidney failure is rising as a significant cause of death
50 people die every day with kidney related disease
In 2009, diseases of the kidney and urinary tract were the 9th leading cause of death in Australia with 3,312 deaths (it was the 10th cause of death in 2008)
Overall there has been a 23% increase in deaths from kidney disease over the past 10 years, killing more people each year than breast cancer (2,799), prostate cancer (3,111) or even road deaths (1,417) *Causes of Death, Australia 2009, published 2011

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5/24/11 10:13 A

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The main reason the number of donors are increasing is due to the donate life organization that created by UNOS - the United Network of Organ Sharing.

Donate Life America became a huge campaign to increase transplant awareness and to recruit donors. Living donors are becoming much more popular - which I think is ironic seeings how the first kidney transplant was with a live donor.

www.donatelife.net

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Hi Caroline, yes we do have organ donors, but apparently in the paper not long ago there was an article that stated so many are going to waste because the hospitals have not got the facilities to do them. I hope that is wrong.

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Wendy, do you not have organ donors there. If not what do you do?
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Good news. Do you think this might be because of the increase in Kidney Disease or because people are more aware of CKD now, some thing to think about.
My son who has Chronic Hepatitis C, always wanted to donate his organs, ever since he was 16 and he had it put on his drivers license. Then when he was diagnosed in his 30, that he had CHC he had to take it off his drivers license. Its very ironic i think, that this happened to him. We believe he got this disease when he was in a car accident, and had to have blood transfusions, when he was 18. Thanks for the information.
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emoticon news for you guys.

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Number of registered organ donors continues to rise

Almost 95 million people were enrolled in state donor registries at the end of 2010, which is an increase of 36.5% since 2007, according to the fourth annual National Donor Designation Report Card prepared by Donate Life America shows. Nationwide, 40% of people age 18 and older have registered as donors. Alaska and Montana top the list with a reported 76% each, followed by Utah and Washington both with 72% and Oregon with 71%.

If you are interested in the full report you can email me and I will email it to you. I cannot send this to you through sparkmail.

from my contact at mnkf



Edited by: LIFE-FAITH at: 6/9/2011 (10:00)
Dad: BIBLE: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

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Kidney Failure is the 8th leading cause of death in USA

Time Zone is Eastern Time Zone: S.E. Michigan

"Seventy years are given to us! Some may even reach eighty.
But even the best of these years are filled with pain and trouble;soon they disappear, and we are gone."(Psalms 90:10)


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