Are kidney or liver transplants more common?



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    Kidney transplants are much more common.  In 2005 there were 17,436 kidney transplants and 6,500 liver transplants.  It may be due to the fact that you have two kidneys and can live with only one. 

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    Kidney transplants are definitely more common than liver transplants, as people are much more likely to get kidney problems than liver failures. “The National Kidney Foundation estimates that about 350,000 people in the United States have end-stage renal disease and about 67,000 people die of kidney failure every year.” Also, though many people are in need of kidney transplants, there is a huge shortage of donor kidneys, so only a fraction of people who need it actually get a transplant. 

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