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'Kidney To Share' Authors On Living Organ Donations

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In 2020, 39,000 organ transplants took place in the U.S. In this photo, University of Kansas physicians perform a transplant in 2019.

April is National Donate Life Month. It serves as a reminder of the importance that organ, eye and tissue donors can make in the lives of others.

Sixty percent of Americans have their driver’s license marked declaring their organs are to be donated upon their death. However, some people opt to donate an organ during their lifetime. A bioethicist and a living donor join us to discuss living organ donation, and their new book, "Kidney to Share."

  • John D. Lantos MD, Glasnapp Family Foundation endowed chair in bioethics, director of Children's Mercy Bioethics Center
  • Martha Gershun, principal, MG Consulting and living donor
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.