- By Jen O'Hara
Mayo Clinic Radio: The importance of organ donation
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 14,000 people are waiting for a liver transplant today in the U.S. Liver transplant usually is reserved as a treatment option for people who have significant complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease. In rare cases, sudden failure of a previously normal liver may occur. The liver is just one of several organs, including kidney, heart and lung, that have long transplant waiting lists. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, transplant surgeon Dr. Charles Rosen will discuss liver transplant and the importance of organ donation. Also on the program, Toni Mangskau, clinical trials referral coordinator at Mayo Clinic’s Cancer Education Center in Rochester, Minnesota, will explain how clinical trials are conducted. And gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Camilleri will offer prevention tips for the common problem of constipation.
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