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Organ donations from overdose deaths could alleviate crisis

April 17, 2018


Around 20 people in need of an organ transplant die every day while waiting for a match. We need better solutions, but organ transplants come riddled with risks. Can donations from those who died of an overdose provide a partial solution, despite concerns around potential risks?

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, over 116,000 U.S. citizens were waitlisted for an organ transplant as of August 2017.

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