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Organ Donations

Organ Donations

Organ Donations

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Science continues to improve our ability to perform life-saving transplants. What doesn't increase is the availability of vital organs, and there are 80,000 people on the waiting list. Join host Neal Conan to explore new ideas to increase the availability of transplant organs.

Guests:

Dr. Robert Metzger
*Transplant physician who works with Translife, an organ bank in Orlando, Fla., and with the United Network for Organ Sharing

Mary Roach
*Author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (W.W. Norton & Company, 2003)

Dr. David Cronin
*Assistant professor of surgery, University of Chicago Medical School
*Co-directed the Organ Transplantation Economic, Ethical and Policy Issue Conference, earlier this month at University of Chicago

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