Why are Donated Kidneys Being Discarded?


Approximately 5,000 people every year die while waiting for a kidney transplant. A new study found that 3,500 donated kidneys considered of lower quality are discarded every year. Are we too quick to get rid of kidney’s that could save lives? Dr. Jeffrey Veale of the UCLA Kidney Transplant Exchange program shares why a donated kidney might be discarded.

Why Would a Kidney Be Deemed Not Good Enough for Transplant?