Organ Donation: New Developments, Common Misconceptions, And Ever-Present Need

NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO | The Exchange


The organ donation system is complex, and often misunderstood - with a waiting list that is long, and constantly shifting. But living donations, high-risk donors, and new scientific developments in tissue growth are making new strides in addressing the need.
Listen to the conversation.

GUESTS:
Alexandra Glazier - President and CEO of New England Donor Services, a nonprofit organization designed by the federal government to coordinate organ donation for transplant.
Dr. Fred Gordon - Vice Chair of the Department of Transplantation at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.
Logan Shannon - Donated a portion of her liver to her husband. He later required another transplant from a non-living donor. Shannon is also a producer at NHPR.

How does the organ transplant waiting list work?  Continue reading  and podcast.
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