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Pharmacists, Students Improve Organ Donation Rates

Nov 26, 2013: There are more than 115,000 individuals in the United States awaiting a potentially lifesaving kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, lung, and/or intestine transplant. This number greatly overshadows the 28,052 solid organ transplants completed in 2012. Although this imbalance seems dramatic, pharmacists are making a difference in closing this disparity.

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Transplant pharmacists are actively involved in efforts by transplant centers to increase & efficiently use potential organ pool