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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Record 30,000 Organ Transplants Performed in U.S. Last Year

Time | Eliana Dockterman

U.S. organ transplants surpassed the 30,000 milestone in 2015 because Americans are increasingly willing to donate their organs, health officials said. Doctors performed a record 30,973 transplants of kidneys, livers and other organs last year, 5% more than in 2014, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), a wing of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that tracks such medical donations.

The number of organ donations has been on a steady incline for the last decade. But the number of people waiting for organs—currently 121,700 patients—still far outnumbers the number of people willing to donate. The network estimates that 22 people in the country die every day waiting for organs. Continue reading

 

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