“Living organ donors, in giving the gift of life, is truly love and compassion in action. They are our heroes. There’s no bigger gift that I can think of. It’s just incredible.” Christopher Springmann: That’s Dr. Kay Ghista, Satellite Healthcare’s Vice-President of Chronic Kidney Disease and Transplant Care Management CS: Kay, thank you so much for joining us today on NephTalk. KG: Hello, Chris. It's a pleasure to be here. Thank you. CS: We'll be discussing the journey to kidney transplantation, what Satellite is doing to make transplant a reality for patients, and how this relates to the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health. You can't talk about kidney transplantation in America, and of course dialysis, without talking about numbers, facts, and statistics. The two numbers that really pop out to me are that every year, 100,000 people start dialysis. That's an enormous number, isn't it? KG: Yes, it is. And tragically, 20 percent die within a year, Chris, and almost 50 percent of die within five years. That's a reality.