Health Advocacy Bulletin

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"Over 54,000 Americans - including more than 4,000 New Yorkers - are waiting for a donated organ, while hundreds of thousands are in need of tissue transplants, such as corneas, bone and skin. Yet, until health care professionals ensure that all eligible patients are considered for donation and more families say 'yes' to donation, 10 Americans will die every day for lack of a donated organ. Health professionals and the general public all play a critical role in saving and improving lives through donation."