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Organ Donation: State Efforts Have Done Little To Close The Supply Gap
Kaiser Health News

In the U.S., an average of 21 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, and the wait times can range from four months for a heart to five years for a kidney, dependent on how sick the patient is, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the Gift of Life Donor Program.

But public policies have done little to close this gap between supply and demand, according to a study published earlier this month in JAMA Internal Medicine.