Transplant Wait Times Longer in Colorado Than Surrounding States

Denver Investor Scott Reiman supports the American Transplant Foundation.

Denver Investor Scott Reiman supports the American Transplant Foundation.

Over the years, Scott Reiman has lent his support to a number of healthcare and health-related organizations including Children’s Hospital Colorado and the American Transplant Foundation. So he is very concerned with the state of affairs for donors and recipients.

A CBS4 investigation has found people in Colorado are waiting longer for kidneys, the most frequently transplanted organ, than anywhere else in the region.

Every day, 13 people in the U.S. die waiting for a kidney transplant, according to the National Kidney Foundation. In Colorado alone, there are 1,832 kidney patients on the waiting list for a life-saving surgery, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. But, for Coloradans, the wait can be far longer and more excruciating than for transplant hopefuls in neighboring states.

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