Tag Archives: Organ donors

Heart Transplant: Better Organ Preservation Leads to Higher Success Rate

A new method of preserving heart tissue may reduce the number of hearts wasted

According to United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS, the numbers are grim. Four thousand people are waiting for a heart transplant in the United States. Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the transplant list. Most of these … Continue reading

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How Do Professionals Provide Support For Families of Organ Donors?

An interview with Nika Short who comforts families during trauma

Today SevenPonds speaks with Nika Short, who works for LifeCenter Northwest to provide support for the families of organ donors. Nika provides bereavement support for donor families and facilitates communication between donor families and organ recipients when someone decides they … Continue reading

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In a Strange Twist, Drug Overdose Victims Are Saving Lives

Drug overdose deaths are providing terminally ill patients with donated organs

The United States is in the midst of what experts are calling an epidemic of opioid abuse. According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription opioids such as oxycodone and methadone were responsible for an … Continue reading

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