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Opioid Crisis Has Inadvertently Helped Many Needing Heart Transplants

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Published on June 6, 2019 - Duration: 00:50s

Opioid Crisis Has Inadvertently Helped Many Needing Heart Transplants

The ongoing opioid epidemic has inadvertently benefitted some in the medical community.

New research shows that with the painkiller crisis, the shortage of organs for donation in the United States has decreased.

According to UPI, overdose death donors account for nearly 17 percent of heart transplantations.

A recent study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery found a 14-fold increase in donations since 2000.

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Opioid Crisis Has Inadvertently Helped Many Needing Heart Transplants

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