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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Organ, tissue donors give 2nd chance at life

Cleburne Times-Review | Jessica Pounds

More than 121,000 Texans are waiting for a second chance at life; one that comes in the form of a donated organ to replace their own that is damaged or failing.

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, researchers began experimenting with organ transplantation on animals and humans in the 18th century.

There were many failures over the years, but the first successful organ transplant was a kidney by Dr. Joseph Murray at Brigham & Women’s hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1954.

Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or health status, anyone can register to posthumously donate organs.

Kris Hires, emergency department director at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, said the process for most donation transplants begins in the emergency department. Continue reading
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