Study: Organ Transplants Have Saved More Than Two Million Years Of Life In The US.

Research published in JAMA Surgery suggests that “organ transplants have saved more than 2 million years of life in the United States over 25 years.” However, researchers found that “less than half of the people who needed a transplant in that time period got one.” The investigators found that “the number of years of life saved by type of organ transplant were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, close to 65,000; pancreas-kidney, almost 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000; and intestine, about 4,500.”