The National Organ transplant

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How Much Are My Organs Worth?

According to the U.S. Website for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, 77 people receive an organ transplant each day, but 19 people die each day waiting for an organ donation. The National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 made it illegal to buy or sell organs in the U.S., but with so many people in need and dying for lack of supply, organ trafficking is on the rise. We’re not telling you to fly to Turkey and sell your kidneys, but this infographic provides some interesting data on the organ trade and donation process around the world.
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