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A Series by David Grubin



ABC News: Need an Organ? It Helps to be Rich
Patients who are uninsured or unable to pay are sometimes denied lifesaving treatment because hospitals can't afford to foot the bill for the surgery or the extensive recovery. Learn more in this story from ABC News.

Access to U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
The Division of Transplantation (HRSA/HSB) manages contracts with the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR), and the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP). Get current news on how you can become a donor and statistics on patients waiting for organs.

Online NewsHour: Organ Donation
See how many people are currently on the waiting list for organ transpalnts.

United Network for Organ Sharing
Located in Richmond, Virginia, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization* that administers the nation's only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), established by the U.S. Congress in 1984. Check current news and data counts concerning patients waiting for organ transplants.

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Funding is provided by Medtronic, AstraZeneca, and Mars, Incorporated - makers of CocoaVia. Additional funding is provided by the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. A co-production of David Grubin Productions, Thirteen/WNET New York and WETA Washington, D.C.
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