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Hospitals Seek Creative Ways to Encourage Live Organ Donation

Last year, Houston Methodist Hospital coordinated a six-way kidney swap in which kidneys were donated to strangers in order that a loved one could receive a kidney from another stranger. It’s a way hospitals try to boost the number of living organ donations to cut into the transplant waiting list. We talk with A. Osama […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaLast year, Houston Methodist Hospital coordinated a six-way kidney swap in which kidneys were donated to strangers in order that a loved one could receive a kidney from another stranger.

It’s a way hospitals try to boost the number of living organ donations to cut into the transplant waiting list. We talk with A. Osama Gaber, the head of Houston Methodist’s Transplant Center, about living organ donation during National Donate Life Month.

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