Finding a Match is Not as Impossible as You Think

How Matching Markets Changed the Way We Coordinate Kidney Transplants

Maggie Chua
12 min readApr 25, 2022

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Source: Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute

There are over 90,000 patients in need of a kidney transplant, but only 20,000 transplants are performed a year. Due to the shortage, around 5,000 people die per year waiting. If you do the math, that means that ~78% of people are left in the dust and ~5.5% of…

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Maggie Chua

A 17-year-old who knows less about life than she thought she thought. I write about anything that captures my interest.