Blog posts from June, 2014

What is your opinion? Why People Don’t Donate Their Kidneys

Published on June 24, 2014

The national transplant list just passed a morbid milestone: More than 100,000 people now wait for kidneys. We are at this point largely because even though demand is growing, donations from living and deceased donors have remained flat, between 16,500 and 17,000 annually, for the past decade. Between now and this time tomorrow, 14 people

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Heart Transplant Recipient Erik Compton impacts lives, inspires others like him

Published on June 19, 2014

  HARTFORD, Conn. – George Petro Jr. runs a hand through his closely cropped salt-and-pepper hair and begins sobbing softly. Standing in the same hospital room where eight days earlier he received a heart transplant, the sobbing grows, his shoulders heaving up and down. He knows he shouldn’t remove the light yellow surgical mask covering

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