Forum puts spotlight on organ donation
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new figures to show that the total number of organ donations is at an all-time high.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new figures to show that the total number of organ donations is at an all-time high.
The number of organ donation cases doubled to 1.1 million from about one million in 2011, the CDC reports.
In total, 471,000 people donated their organs in 2011, the highest number in 17 years.
More than 50 percent of the donor organs are obtained without an insurance premium.
The increase in donations comes on the heels of a trend in recent years of lower cost and higher organ quality.
The CDC says organ donors are finding hospitals to accept their donated organs for transplantation in record numbers.
“The trend is that they are finding a greater demand and more physicians are willing to help them get organ transplants on a permanent basis,” said Dr. John Ruh,바카라사이트 an emergency room surgeon at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
“The average cost of an annual checkup for donors is $90,000, and we expect that number will climb to $100,000,” said Ruh.
Many children in the United States are willing to give away most of their lives to make a difference, and so, too, do their parents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Bob Wood, chief of emergency medicine at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., said that 바카라사이트the growing demand from children who need the organs means there is a growing need for parents to give it away.
“The number of pediatric transplant recipients is going up by about 300,000 per year, and the reasons are the price point has gone up, the risk for rejection is going up and there is n바카라사이트ot as much demand,” said Wood. “Now we have to be more aware as parents to ensure our kids receive transplant, as a parent is the person that is the person that is going to care for your child on a daily basis.”
He continues, “There has been a perception that children don’t need organs. Now if a pediatric donor were to be found, the decision that’s made would be based on whether they live or not.”
Wood also said that some adults may feel like it would be irresponsible to donate, but a parent needs to make that choice because their child is jus