Organ Transplants Hit an All-Time High in 2017. But It’s a Bittersweet Win

January 12, 2018

(TIME) – Last year, organs were recovered from 10,281 deceased donors—more than a 3% increase from 2016 and a 27% increase over the last 10 years. Those organs contributed to the 34,768 transplants performed in 2017 using organs from both deceased and living donors—a new record for organ transplants in the United States. The reasons why are both hopeful and concerning.

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