More than 100,000 Americans are on the organ transplant list. Advances in medicine now mean that living donation may be an option to get kidney and liver patients off the wait list sooner, but what are the benefits and risks? And could more baby boomers be looking at the possible need for a liver transplant with the increases in Hepatitis C?
April is National Donate Life month, so in this "Your Health" interview, Dr. Benjamin Philosophe and transplant coordinator Linda Ridge of the University of Maryland Medical Center will talk about organ donation, including how to bring up the topic with your family members.
Dr. Benjamin Philosophe Associate Professor Of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Director of Liver Transplant Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center For More Information
Linda Ridge, RN Nurse Coordinator, Liver Transplant, University of Maryland Medical Center For More Information