Local Transplant Survivor Working to Grow Donor Registry

KTVN | Arianna Bennett
April is National Donate Life Month, and advocates here in town are working to boost the registry for organ donors.

"There's research that shows that the majority of Americans actually support donation," Nevada Donor Network Partner Liaison Monica Myles said, "but only about half end up registering."

In Nevada, the numbers are even lower. Myles said just 41 percent of eligible adults in the Silver State are registered, while thousands of people are on the donation waiting list.

In most cases, people who get an organ transplant are barely alive when they get to the top of the list. That was the case for Reno survivor Karyn Whitemaine. Continue reading
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