For people suffering from advanced liver disease, the prognosis is bleak. In many patients, such as those with cirrhosis, the liver becomes so clogged with scar tissue that healthy cells are choked off, preventing it from fulfilling its role of filtering toxins. The only cure is a liver transplant. Yet with just 6,000 available organs for some 100,000 patients each year, chances of winning the liver lottery are slim. And if you’re elderly or suffering from another disease, the chances are…
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Katy Starck Monte, left, and her husband FDNY probationary firefighter Joseph at New York-Presbyterian Hospital . She is receiving round the clock care while she waits for a double lung transplant. Her friends have started the #oomphforkaty campaign to show support for her and promote awareness of organ donation.
Kelly Wells. It's a name we didn't know before we read his story on CBS Sports. But we won't soon forget it. Or him. Or the question that writer Greg Doyel asks: "What's your name? Is it on your state's donor registry?" Get the whole story here: http://www.cbssports.com/general/feature/24671424/life-after-near-death #EraseTheWait #DonateLife #TogetherWeCan #MakeADifference
Between 200 and 300 children younger than a year old receive heart transplants every year, according to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the organization under contract with the federal government to allocate organs. Of the 24,383 heart transplants performed nationwide in 2014, 229 occurred in children younger than a year old. (This entire paragraph has been written twice, two paragraphs up from this one it says the exact same thing)