Fear of Rejection is Transplant Patient’s Top Concern
A total of 170 adults (age 18 and over) who have received a kidney transplant within the last ten years participated in an online survey which aimed to collect self-reported quantative and qualitative insights to better understand key concerns of patients with a kidney transplant and overall health monitoring. Key insights from the study included:
- Fear of organ rejection was the number one health concern reported, over 50% of respondents were very or extremely concerned about rejection.
- 35% of patients stated they skip some medications each month, making compliance a significant issue.
- Lack of health insurance/cost of medications was shown to be the leading barrier in taking immunosuppressant drugs as prescribed.
- Of the 114 respondents who reported having a kidney biopsy, only 30% confirmed active rejection.
- 86% of respondents said they’d prefer, instead of a biopsy, a blood test that gave information specifically about active rejection in a timely and non-invasive way.
- Most respondents felt timeliness, precise information, and minimally-invasive testing were extremely important when monitoring for rejection of their transplanted organ.
“At CareDx, we are glad to partner with independent patient-led organizations like AAKP to deeply understand the patient journey and experience so we can provide the best services for transplant recipients,” said
About the Survey
An online Qualtrics survey of 170 adults (ages 18 and over) who received a kidney transplant within the last ten years was conducted
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Source: CareDx, Inc.