Organ donation and transplantation has been a medical miracle in saving lives; however, the number of organs available are not nearly enough
According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), 113,602 people need a lifesaving organ transplant.
Donate Life America says another person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes and sadly, 22 people die each day because the organ they need is not donated in time.
Tagged to organ donation and transplantation is a host of bioethical issues that are constantly debated to include presumed consent and the sale of organs.
Today, I want to look at a few of these issues.
I am joined by medical ethicist, lawyer and the executive director of the Kid-U-Not Living Organ Donor Fund, Sigrid Fry-Revere JD, PhD.