How can you help reduce the wait for organ transplants?

This spring, when presenting the National Medals in Science and Technology, President Obama said that “America’s progress in science and technology has countless revolutionary discoveries within our reach”, noting that “ending the wait for organ transplants… [is] some of what America can do.”

There are currently 120,000 people waiting for an organ transplant. Every day, 22 Americans die waiting. With help from every sector—public, private, and philanthropic—we can change that.

If you have new, specific, and measurable steps to help patients or prospective living donors, please send them in here by October 1, 2016.

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