Organ donors have added 2.2M years to American lives

January 30, 2015 6:24 PM

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Organ donors have added 2.2M years to American lives

This June, 2014 photo shows Ernie Balcueva, in bed, who received a heart transplant 15 years ago and is again hoping for a new heart. (AP Photo/Mike Nagy)

Organ donors added 2,270,859 years to the lives of American transplant recipients over 25 years—a "stellar accomplishment," experts say in a study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery.

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