When’s My Turn? A Young Lawyer’s Experience with Organ Transplantation

Rich Rivera
This process showed me that what I thought I knew about the transplant process was all wrong.

This process showed me that what I thought I knew about the transplant process was all wrong.

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The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the nonprofit organization that contracts with the federal government to distribute donated organs (e.g., livers, hearts, lungs, kidneys, and pancreases) throughout the country. UNOS coordinated a total of 39,718 transplants in 2019. In 2018, I received a transplanted organ.

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