Organ donors honored at Stony Brook Hospital

Organ donors were honored at Stony Brook University Hospital for their life-saving efforts Thursday night. More than 100 donors received a Medal of Honor from

More than 100 donors received a Medal of Honor from recipients who were given a second chance at life.

More than 100 donors received a Medal of Honor from recipients who were given a second chance at life. (4/2/15)

STONY BROOK - Organ donors were honored at Stony Brook University Hospital for their life-saving efforts Thursday night.

More than 100 donors received a Medal of Honor from recipients who were given a second chance at life.

According to Dr. Wayne Waltzer, there are about 125,000 people currently waiting for kidney transplants around the United States.

“Unfortunately, just about 15,000+ transplants are performed yearly in the United States,” said Waltzer.

Hospital CEO Dr. Reuven Pasternak says the hospital has performed about 1,500 transplants. Currently, they only perform kidney transplants, but they would like to perform other transplant procedures in the future.

 

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