The year 2018 was a record one for organ transplants in the U.S., with more than 36,000 people receiving new organs. But there is still a great need for more donors: About 8,000 people die each year because the organs they need are not donated in time.
On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jonathan Ahl discussed some of the latest advancements in the organ transplant field as well as the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors in light of National Donate Life Month.
Joining the discussion were Diane Brockmeier, president and CEO of Mid-America Transplant, and Dr. Will Chapman, chief of transplant surgery at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Listen to the conversation:
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