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From the Idaho Statesman: What would happen if Americans were paid to donate their kidneys?

08 Jun 2016 4:57 PM | Cathy Teal (Administrator)

Mar 23, 2016   By Ariana Eunjung Cha | The Washington Post

Most kidneys transplanted in the United States come from deceased donors, and there are never enough for all the people who need one. The waiting list today has more than 100,000 patients, and, every year, thousands die while they wait. The shortage is so severe that many have begun to look at "living" donors as a possible solution. While U.S. transplant rules allow for healthy people to donate their extra kidney to someone who is sick, the process can be time-consuming and expensive, resulting in too few Americans donating.

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/national/article67936932.html#storylink=cpy

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