Mar 22, 2023

Liver Transplants


"New liver transplant rules yield winners, losers as wasted organs reach record high

The number of lifesaving liver transplants has plummeted in some Southern and Midwestern states that struggle with higher death rates from liver disease"



 "In Alabama, for example, where twice as many people die of liver disease per capita than in New York, adult liver transplants fell 44 percent under the new rules, to 72. These reductions occurred even as the number of transplants and donations nationwide continued to trend upward, largely because increased opioid overdose deaths have made more organs available."


 See the complete Washington Post story HERE.

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