Why Organ Transplantation is a National Critical Technology

Organ transplantation is a National Critical Technology because it advances health.

---The demand for human organs today far outstrips the supply .

Transplant specialists estimate that transplants could increase tenfold if there were enough organs available. Another 100,000 patients may have died annually because they never qualified for a place on the organ waiting list. In 1996, approximately 30,000 organ recipients were unable to receive needed organs. With improvements in procuring donor organs, human life can be both enriched and prolonged. This is why transplantation is a critical technology today.

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