• Opinion: Reforming and improving organ transplant systems will save lives, taxpayer dollars

    19 days ago - By STAT

    Every day, 33 people - disproportionately people of color - die in the U.S. as they wait for organ transplants. Most of these deaths, and the suffering that precedes it, are preventable. Given that Covid-19 causes organ failure, the problem is only going to get worse .
    The majority of people currently waiting for organ transplants need kidneys. As people languish on transplant waiting lists, Medicare now spends $36 billion each year on dialysis, which acts like an external kidney. Not only would more kidney transplants save lives, each transplant would save taxpayers as much as $1.45...
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