The Rhode Show
Dr. William Cioffi, President of University Surgical Associates , joined The Rhode Show to talk more about the need for organ donation.
While 28,000 is a great number, there's still an organ shortage.
"There are currently more than 110,000 men, women, and children in the United States waiting for a life-saving transplant. More than 3,400 of these individuals live right here in the New England region."
Most people might immediately think of major organs when it comes to donation. But there are many organs and tissue that can be used as well.
"Organ donation and transplantation allows the donation of organs such as heart, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, liver and intestines as well as tissue such as skin, veins, tendons, bone, bone marrow, heart valves and cornea," said Dr. Cioffi.
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