The NKR achieved a significant milestone in 2022, facilitating one out of every five living donor kidney transplants in the United States. While living donor kidney transplants in the U.S. dropped by 2%, NKR facilitated transplants increased by 10%, to 1,164.
3rd Quarter 2022
In this quarterly report, we have included a new chart that shows the top centers as measured by NKR donor referral conversion rates. Donations resulting from NKR donor referrals have nearly doubled this year (from 109 to 190). We expect this number to continue to increase as we optimize our referral process by improving donor …
2nd Quarter 2022
The NKR is on track to facilitate 20% of all living donor kidney transplants in the United States this year. The majority of NKR-facilitated transplants are traditional paired exchange transplants, but a growing number of remote direct donation transplants and microsite direct donation transplants are fueling our growth.
1st Quarter 2022
In early 2022, the NKR saw a significant reduction in transplants facilitated due to the COVID spike. However, the numbers recovered by March when we set a new record of 133 transplants facilitated in a single month. March exceeded our prior best month (105 in March 2021) by a wide margin. Q1 transplants facilitated were …
4th Quarter 2021
The NKR facilitated 1,019 transplants in 2021. This accounted for 17% of all U.S. living donor kidney transplants representing a 46% growth rate over 2020, which was primarily driven by increased donor and patient referrals to our Member Centers and the continued rapid growth of the microsite and Donor Shield programs. The Donor Shield program …
3rd Quarter 2021
The third quarter of 2021 saw a significant increase in qualified NKR donor referrals (labs completed) to Member Centers, driving an increase in expected donor referrals in 2021 to over 1,500. With the implementation of donor intake best practices, most centers should be able to achieve a 20% conversion rate on these NKR referrals, indicating …
2nd Quarter 2021
The second quarter of 2021 was the NKR’s largest to date, with a total of 286 transplants facilitated, approximately 10% of which (26 transplants) were low eplet mismatches. The NKR has experienced record volumes beginning in March of this year. Data from the first half of the year indicated that NKR-facilitated transplants now account for …
1st Quarter 2021
The first quarter of 2021 concluded with the NKR setting a new monthly record of 105 transplants facilitated in March, surpassing the previous high of 91. As we go to press with this report, we have facilitated over 100 transplants in April, marking our first two months over 100. On the heels of the first …
4th Quarter 2020
2020 was a challenging year, with U.S. living donor transplants down 24% and NKR facilitated transplants down 9%. The NKR returned to a growth footing in the second half of 2020, facilitating 423 transplants, compared to 418 transplants facilitated during the same period of 2019.
3rd Quarter 2020
Starting in June, NKR activity returned to pre-pandemic levels with October setting a record for the most KPD transplants in a single month. As our volumes continue to grow, patient wait times continue to drop.