February 21, 2019

Woman donates kidney to stranger, benefits from city of Tucson leave policy

By Karl Oestreich

Arizona Daily Star
by Mikayla Mace

About 100,000 people are on the kidney transplant wait list across the country, said Dr. Caroline Jadlowiec, Fairchild’s surgeon at the Mayo Arizona Daily Star LogoClinic’s transplant center in Phoenix. Every year, about 30,000 people are added. More than 1,800 people in Arizona are waiting for a kidney, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. On average, a deceased-donor kidney transplant lasts 10 years. Comparatively, a living-donor transplant lasts, on average, 12 to 15 years, Jadlowiec said.

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Context: Caroline Jadlowiec, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic general surgeon with the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center. Mayo Clinic is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota include more than 150 surgeons and physicians and hundreds of allied health staff who are trained in caring for transplant patients.

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