Nearly 60 organ transplants have been performed after the coronavirus “basically destroyed” patients’ hearts and lungs.
States are passing laws that would prevent people with Down syndrome, autism and other disabilities from being denied transplants solely because of their conditions.
Accident deaths are typically the biggest source of donor organs nationwide. But when the coronavirus forced Californians indoors, accidents declined.
Scores of organs — mostly kidneys — are trashed each year and many more become critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners, a new investigation finds.
The organ transplant from a living donor opens up the universe of available organs.