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Tuesday Checkup: What To Consider Before Donating An Organ

Of the tens of thousands of organ transplants that take place in the United States every year, the vast majority come from deceased donors. But for the past 20 years, the number of living donors has been on the rise. There are calls on the health community to do more to explain the risks for living donors and keep better track of their recovery after surgery. Angela Townsend writes about this issue in the Plain Dealer. She spoke with ideastream's Eric Wellman.