Organ Donor Research: Overcoming Challenges, Increasing Opportunities image

JAMA, October 10, 2017
James F. Childress, reviewing report co-authored by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)


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A substantial gap exists between the need for organ transplants and the number of transplants performed each year in the United States. In 2016, 27 630 organs were transplanted from 9971 deceased donors and 5980 additional organs from living donors, but as of September 29, 2017, a total of 116 602 individuals were included on the nation’s organ transplant wait lists.1 This gap remains despite increases in the number of both donated organs and organ transplants in recent years. In 2015, close to 5000 organs from deceased donors were discarded because they were deemed unsuitable for transplantation.

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