New York Daily News - Daily Checkup: With Thousands On Transplant Waiting Lists, Advances in Care Reduce Risks

Dr. Sander Florman, Director of the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, discusses the pressing need for organ donors and why live donation is so important.

New York, NY
 – April 11, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

More than 120,000 Americans are now on waiting lists for an organ transplant. “Every day in this country, 17 people die without the opportunity of a transplant,” says Dr. Sander Florman from The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Right now, there are 100,000 Americans waiting for a kidney and 17,000 for a liver,” says Dr. Florman. “There are nowhere near enough organs from deceased donors for these people — living donors are the only way we’ll ever be able to match this need.” In 2010, 6,500 organ transplants were performed thanks to living donors.
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