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[Editorial] Organ donation depends on trust

Last week, the White House announced public–private initiatives to help shorten the waiting list for organ transplantation in the USA, on which 120 000 people currently sit in need of a kidney, liver, heart, or lung. 7000 of them will die waiting this year. The gap between supply and demand continues to grow. That 95% of Americans are believed to support organ donation but only 50% have signed up means there is considerable need for change in how we assure organ supply.

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