Why does the government want to change the organ transplant system?
A new initiative aims to modernize the system, strengthen equity and nearly double funding in 2024.
“By 1984, it became clear to members of Congress that transplantation in the United States was not organized at all,” said Dr. Ben Vernon, a transplant surgeon at HealthONE's Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. “This is a very complicated, very unique situation: getting the right organ to the right person, at the right time, for the right reason.”