Fewer U.S. children have died waiting for organ transplants

05/20/2013 | DailyRx.com

Data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network showed that the number of children who died while waiting for a new organ declined from 262 to 110 between 2001 and 2010. While pediatric recipients of organs from donation after circulatory determination of death increased during the study period, children receiving organs from donors after brain death dropped. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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