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Organ Donation

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Carleigh Marcinkiewicz

on 14 April 2015

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There are currently nearly 115,000 men, women, and children, waiting for an organ transplant in the United States.
Organ Donation
By: Carleigh Marcinkiewicz

Why donate?
Showing the Difference
In 2013, 28,954 people received organ transplants.
<1-17 Years:1,818 (1,497 deceased donors, 321 living donors)
18 - 34 Years: 3,081 (1,983 deceased donors, 1,098 living donors)
35 - 49 Years: 6,310 (4,699 deceased donors, 1.611 living donors)
50+ Years: 17,745 (14,788 deceased donors, 2,957 living donors)
Is it Worth the Risk?


How to Help
Donate blood

Have blood tested
Work Cited
Brody, Jane. "The Solvable Problem of Organ Shortages." The New York Times. The New York Times, 27 Aug. 2007. Web. 31 Mar. 2015. <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/28/health/28brod.html?_r=0>.
"Donate Life Month – Pros & Cons of Organ Donation." Transplant. Emory Healthcare, 1 Apr. 2013. Web. 31 Mar. 2015. <http://advancingyourhealth.org/transplant/2013/04/01/proscons-organ-donation/>.
Mena, Phillip. "Skeeters Player's Season over after Donating Bone Marrow to Stranger." Click2Houston. 21 Aug. 2014. Web. 2 Apr. 2015.<http://www.click2houston.com/news/skeeters-player-donates-bone-marrow-to-stranger/27674184>.
"The Need Is Real: Data." Organdonor.gov. US Department of Health and Human Services, 1 Jan. 2013. Web. 31 Mar. 2015. <http://www.organdonor.gov/about/data.html>.
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