Advances in Transplantation

Organ Shortages, and When Living Organ Donation Might be a Viable Alternative to Deceased Organ Donation

December 30, 20131 min
Hosted by: Aaron Carroll Guest: Tim Taber Patients needing transplantation have two options--receiving an organ from a deceased donor or a living donor. In which cases might living organ donation be a viable option, and what are the advantages to this procedure? Dr. Tim Taber, medical director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program at Indiana University Health, discusses the issue of organ shortages, how organs are allocated and the process of living organ donation. Dr. Aaron Carroll hosts.   

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