Why Your Organs Might Not Make It to Patients in Need
2019-06-11 from nytimes.com
A broken system means 11,000 Americans will die this year waiting for a transplant.
People on the organ wait list argue that it’s time for the government to step in to provide oversight and require transparency in the organ recovery system. Research shows that organ procurement organizations (O.P.O.s), responsible for recovering organs, are inefficient and lack accountability. While a record number of organs have been transplanted in the past five years, that is not evidence of a well-working system: These numbers are bloated by a recent increase in opioid-related deaths
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