Share this article

print logo

Letter: Why such long delays for kidney transplant?

Why such long delays for kidney transplant?

My son’s girlfriend is in need of a kidney transplant. She is currently receiving dialysis at home, which he hooks up for her. She has had several qualified donors who have backed out due to the long delays. She currently has a qualified donor, and she has passed all the necessary tests as well. It’s been a few years now and nothing is being done to accomplish this transplant. I’m curious to know what the holdup is if all the criteria is met. Is it the hospital, the doctors, the insurance companies or the government playing roulette with this girl’s life?

James Markiewicz