The Importance of Foresight and Preparation When Considering Organ Transplant and Emergency Medical Transportation to the Transplant Center or Hospital
Across the United States people are seriously ill and in need of immediate medical attention. No matter the day, time of week or month, this will never change. From kidney disease to cancer, illnesses plague our population—taking a bite out of the heart of our nation. Unlike in the past, when many illnesses and injuries were a death sentence, new technology and medical advances are breathing life back into those who need it most. Organ donation and transplantation is and continues to be the tip of the spear against many diseases and illnesses.
Right now there are more than 115,461 people waiting for an organ (www.organdonor.gov). Kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs and other internal organs are sometimes all that stands between more time and not enough. While dietary and exercise guidelines can help those in queue better control their illness, the necessity of an organ for many of these individuals is vital. On a daily basis 18 people waiting for an organ will die.
Median waiting times vary from person to person, organ to organ but range from a median national waiting time of 113 days for hearts to 1,219 days for kidneys. Due to the short lifespan of transplant organs while out of body, it is detrimental that when an organ becomes available the recipients have everything already planned and organized—ready to act on a moment’s notice. Ambulances are a recommended and often required form of transport for these critically ill individuals.
When the distance to travel exceeds state boundaries, oceans or continents it is necessary to find a reputable air ambulance capable of providing for the patient’s needs in the timeframe allotted. It can be an intimidating and confusing task to confront. But with Angel MedFlight, patients can rest assured that they are receiving the highest levels of care and transportation.
The One Touch Promise® rests at the heart of Angel MedFlight and its operations. Throughout the process experts in the fields of medicine, case management, insurance law and aviation facilitate two-way communication and understanding to ensure a safe and memorable experience. We are passionate about our patients and the services we provide. Whether transporting a patient for an organ transplant or other critical case, we will be there from start to finish with unwavering devotion.
For more information regarding industry-leading air ambulance services, please visit our website at www.angelmedflight.com or call 877-264-3570 to speak with one of our representatives.
If you would like to learn more information about becoming an organ donor, or would like to register, signing up is easy through the following government website, http://www.organdonor.gov/becomingdonor/stateregistries.html.
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