By The Numbers: 5 Questions And Answers About Organ Transplant

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Everyone talks about organ donation during Donate Life Month in April. But—as any parent with a child waiting for a new heart knows all too well—organ donation and transplantation is an issue that needs awareness year-round. 

Fortunately, we live in an age where up-to-the-minute information is available at our fingertips. This makes spreading awareness about organ donation easier than ever before.

Here are 5 questions and answers about organ transplant that show how far we’ve come in raising awareness about donation—and how far we still have to go.

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Also read: 7 Facts You May Not Know About Organ Transplant

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

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