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New York Tries 2-Team Approach to Organ Donation

“About 8,000 people in New York – 109,000 nationally – are waiting for life-saving organ transplants, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGNNzCXa2T4

CNN recently reported on the new pilot program to “test the feasibility of recovering organs from the more than 400 eligible donors who die of cardiac arrest outside of New York hospitals.”

Basically, the program listens in on 911 calls, and when the incident involves cardiac arrest or stroke, a second organ preservation unit is sent along with the ambulance crew.

If the victim is a registered donor (recognized […]