Maryland health officials are recommending enhanced screening of potential organ donors in response to a rare case in which a patient died of rabies after receiving a kidney from an infected donor.
Right now, more than 113,000 people are waiting for organ transplants. A little over 28,000 will get them.
The Prince George’s Hospital Center is honoring more than 50 people whose organs were donated after they died with a new memorial.
Demand for organs is surging in Maryland and across the country. Now, Facebook is connecting donors with patients who desperately need transplants. The concept was born right here in Baltimore.
People around the country, including those in Maryland, are waiting for transplants. A local group is rallying to help those in need by getting them the gift of life.
On average, 120 people who die in accidents are able to donate their organs to others.