The number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, and more people are added to the list each year.
As Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first organ transplant, doctors were urging people to sign up as donors as part of National Donate Life Month in April.
It’s an anniversary a lot of them didn’t expect to live to see. Organ recipients gathered this morning in Rosemont to mark 50 years since Northwestern Medicine’s first transplant.
According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, only 52 lung transplants were performed last year at two centers in Illinois, forcing many patients to travel out of state.
“We found that eye contact was really important for perceptions of empathy, so physicians that made more eye contact with their patients tended to be rated as more likable and empathetic,” said assistant professor Enid Montague.
Hay fever season began on Aug. 8 and lasts for six weeks.
It’s a topic no one wants to talk about: death. A new website hopes to provide support for loved ones of people facing terminal illness.