Editorial Board

Let Livers Go Where They're Needed

More than 500 lives a year could be saved with a simple adjustment in the way livers from deceased donors are allocated in the U.S. -- to ensure the organs more often go to those most in need.
Toddler Emma Lowney waited nine months for a new liver.

About 3,000 people die in the U.S. each year for lack of a liver for transplantation. More than 100 of those lives could be saved with a simple adjustment in the way the 6,000 or so livers from deceased donors are allocated -- to see that the organs more often go to the Americans who need them most.

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