Many die due to organ donor shortage

Published 05/30 2014 06:54PM

Updated 05/30 2014 06:57PM

Everyday, across the nation, about 79 people receive organ transplants.

On average of 18 people die each day while waiting for transplants because of a donor shortage.

Right now in Utah, more than 800 people remain on the waiting list to get an organ transplant.

Benjamin Madsen from Intermountain Medical Center explains how this happens.

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