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May 27, 2016

Organ Donation the Focus of Latest Publication

Organ Donation the Focus of June 2016 Policy SnapshotThe ability to donate an organ to save another person’s life is among the most incredible medical advances in recent history. Today organ donation seems relatively commonplace, yet it was only in 1954 that the first human organ – of a kidney – was successfully transplanted.

While there is a long wait list for organs in Ohio and across the country, support for organ donation is high. Yet, despite the fact that 90 percent of Ohioans favor organ, eye and tissue donation, only 58 percent of Ohioans are registered donors.

The Center's June 2016 Policy SnapshotOrgan, Eye and Tissue Donation: A Primer − provides an overview of the nation’s organ transplant system, describes organ availability versus need and pinpoints examples of recent advances in transplantation.

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