Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS UP IN NEW JERSEY AS AWARENESS OF THE NEED GROWS

NJ SPOTLIGHT | Lilo H. Stainton

A new iPhone app that will make it easier than ever to register as a donor is expected to save more lives


The number of organ transplants in New Jersey increased by more than one-third in 2015 and a growing number of surgeries suggests that even more lives will be saved through these procedures this year.

But organ transplant advocates say their work is far from done. The lives of some 5,000 Garden State residents remain in limbo as they wait for the donation of a healthy heart, lung, or one of a half-dozen other organs approved for transplant. One person here dies every three days while waiting for surgery.

Interest in organ donation is likely to greatly expand this fall, when Apple releases a new iPhone with an app that enables users to register their gift of life online, with a few clicks. The computer giant announced in July it has created a partnership with Donate Life America that enables donors to enroll through their iOS 10 phones in a national database designed to match donor organs with patients most in need.  Continue reading


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