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Separating Facts from Fiction In Regard to Organ Donation


August 22, 2019

Organ donation is overwhelmingly supported by the adult population of the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 95 percent of adults in the United States support organ donation. In spite of that, the DHHS notes that only 54 percent of U.S. adults are signed up as organ donors. That gap only highlights the need for education in regard to organ donation. Separating the facts and fiction surrounding organ donation might compel more people to sign up as donors, saving untold numbers of lives as a result.

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Reader Comments

HerrPreis writes:

I used to be an organ donor, but changed my mind after Gov. Bob Casey Sr. received his double transplant after only waiting 10 hrs. on the list. I didn't begrudge Gov. Casey his transplant but I was, and am still, wondering how he jumped ahead of everyone else . I felt that his status was given preferential treatment over others waiting for organs.


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