Need for tissue donors in the U.S. is on the rise

04/2/2014 | Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.)

Almost 1 million procedures that require donated corneas, heart valves and other human tissue are being performed each year in the U.S. and the number of Americans in need of transplants is growing, writes Dr. Stephen Heard, chairman of the UMass Memorial Medical Center's Organ and Tissue Donation Committee. As National Donate Life Month begins, Heard is urging people to give the gift of life by signing up as organ and tissue donors.

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