Friday, January 20, 2017

Lifebanc reports record number of organ donors in 2016

WKBN | Chelsea Simeon


The organization facilitated the life-saving gifts of 150 organ donors in 2016, an 11.1 percent increase from 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – A record number of Northeast Ohioans became organ, eye and tissue donors in 2016, Lifebanc said.

Lifebanc is the non-profit organ procurement organization serving a 20-county area in Northeast Ohio.

The organization facilitated the life-saving gifts of 150 organ donors in 2016, an 11.1 percent increase from 2015. A total of 435 organs were transplanted from those individuals, saving the lives of 385 people who had previously been on the transplant waiting list.

Seventy-two percent of the organs were donated to patients at one of Cleveland’s two transplant centers at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Continue reading


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