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American Study Shows that Thousands of Viable Kidneys are Discarded and Not Used For Transplantation Every year

According to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, at least 3,500 donated kidneys are discarded every year despite a waiting list of more than 90,000 people in the United States.” As per the news report, hospitals are worried their transplant success rate (which is publically available) will suffer if they begin using “sub-optimal organs/kidneys.”

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Story Credit: CNN (2019)