organ donation

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April is National Donate Life Month. According to preliminary data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), the 36,527 organ transplants performed in the United States in 2018 set an annual record for the sixth straight year.

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The University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) performed 303 organ transplants in nearly 300 surgeries last year, setting a new record.

Kentucky has one of the nation’s fastest-growing organ donor registries, but a change in driver’s license rules could hamper that growth. 

Most organ donors register when they receive or renew their driver’s license.  When Kentucky begins rolling out new standard licenses and voluntary travel IDs in March, drivers 21 years and older have the option of renewing their licenses every four or eight years. 

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Clinical trials are tentatively scheduled for 2020 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's new Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine, where researchers are making miniature livers and pancreases, called organoids.

The National Institutes of Health announced Monday the launch of a large scale clinical trial that will expand efforts to give more HIV positive transplant candidates new kidneys. The new study will track 160 kidney transplants.

How To Save A Life

Apr 25, 2018
njsharingnetwork.org

April is National Donate Life Month. In 2016, more than 33,600 transplants brought renewed life to patients and their families. But another person is added to the nation's organ donor list every 10 minutes. And, on average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.

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April is National Donate Life Month. On average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant. There are more than 118,000 individuals currently waiting for a life-saving transplant, and every ten minutes, someone is added to the national transplant waiting list.

donatelife.net

There are more than 120,000 Americans currently on the transplant waiting list, many of whom will only receive the lifesaving organ they need if someone else's family member passes away. It's a tragic conundrum, but many donor families develop a relationship with the individuals whose lives their loved ones save.

transplantgamesofamerica.org

April is National Donate Life Month, dedicated to raising awareness of the critical need for organ and tissue donors, and to encourage more people to register as organ donors.

How organ donations save lives

Apr 27, 2015

  Today there are more than 120,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

  We continue our look at organ donations in the United States, as we discuss the growing use of tissue and cornea transplants. More than 47,000 corneas were transplanted in 2013, and more than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year.