Prevention is something which I am passionate about, especially in the inner-city where poverty prevails, education is poor and lifestyles mean you cannot always afford to go and see your doctor.
The other passion of mine is the funding of anti-rejection medications which stops being paid for by Medicare 3 years post transplant, causing failure when they can no longer afford the $1000 per month medications!
So then we are on the vicious circle of going back on dialysis, which costs more than $1000 per month.
I understand that once a pt is transplanted the expectation is that the patient is now well! So they should find a job!
Unfortunately this is not as simple or easy as it sounds for patients, plus how many pts have transplants and although they dont need dialysis have multiple problems with their transplant.