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Texas is trailing the nation in organ donation rates

from Houston Chronicle

Earlier this summer, the Obama administration announced key actions to reduce the amount of time patients spend on the national organ transplant waiting list. There are currently more than 120,000 Americans waiting for organ transplants (over 80 percent are waiting for kidneys), while 22 people die each day waiting for a replacement organ. Furthermore, the need for transplant organs has increased nearly 600 percent since the early 90’s, while the total number of transplants has remained relatively constant. more

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