Every day, around 80 people receive organ transplants in the U.S. But an average of 18 people die daily due to a shortage of much-needed organs, like kidneys, livers, hearts and lungs, even corneas.
One body donor can impact the lives of more than 50 people.
This hour, a conversation on organ donation and transplantation. Do you have personal experience with organ donation? Are you a donor or recipient? Why did you choose to be a donor?
- Dr. Peter Yoo, Assistant Professor of Transplantation and Immunology and Associate Program Director of General Surgery Residency at the Department of Surgery, Yale Medical School
- Kari Mull, Director of the Connecticut Chapter of Donate Life
- Caitlyn Bernabucci, Education Specialist at LifeChoice Donor Services
- Alonzo Bodden, Comedian
- Beth Peters, Blogger, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Accessible Theater
This episode originally aired on September 16, 2013.