In 1954, the first successful living donor kidney is done. Since then, millions of people have understanded donor compatibility and the development of immunosuppressant medications, which has greatly advanced living donor procedures.
Nowadays, most people receiving the kidney transplant from the living donor can maintain the kidney function from 10 to 20 years. This kind of transplant is one milestone in all the medicine. Some government in all over the world support the financial aid to living kidney donors has given renewed hope to transplant recipient hopefuls. This plan has changed the patients’ life a lot.
However, there are a great number of kidney failure patients have to waiting for the kidney transplant every year. It is far worse that many people of them dead because of the poor condition deteriorates gradually.It is reported that more than 116,000 people are waiting for organs in the United States and every month more than 2,000 new names are added to the national waiting list for organ transplants so that you could imagine that this situation is so severe. However, due to the development of organ transplant technology, more and more medical experts agree that a liver transplant is the most effective and safe treatment for liver disease.