united network for organ sharing
It's harder to get an organ transplant in California and New York than in Washington state or South Carolina. A plan to redraw the organ donation map may change that.
So many people are dying from overdoses in the United States that the number of organs available for transplant is now 270 percent greater than that available in 2006.
Wealthier patients who can afford to be on multiple organ wait lists are more likely to get transplanted and less likely to die waiting, new research shows. They are also generally less sick.